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  1. (from Seattle P-I blog, April 2 2009)

    Cuts will unfairly affect Asian Americans, advocates say

    Community advocates say the proposed budget cuts to health and social services will have a disproportionate effect on Asian American and Pacific Islander refugees and immigrants.

    In addition to cuts to the state’s Basic Health plan and the General Assistance Unmployable program, the House and Senate have proposed a 9 percent reduction to non-Medicaid mental-health programs.

    Advocates say that would have a huge impact on Seattle’s Asian Counseling and Referral Service, which helps more than 22,000 people a year. They also say that a $3 million proposed cut from the state’s Limited English Proficiency Pathway program

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