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‘These programs work, so please don’t cut them’

Tonia Stevens of Nampa, accompanied by son Ricky, testifies to lawmakers against cutting funding for services like those Ricky receives. (Betsy Russell)
Tonia Stevens of Nampa, accompanied by son Ricky, testifies to lawmakers against cutting funding for services like those Ricky receives. (Betsy Russell)

Tonia Stephens of Nampa, accompanied by her son Ricky, said, "If his services were cut it would impact his well being and he would regress. ... If he loses services, I lose my job. I would have to quit my job and stay home to take care of him." She urged lawmakers not to cut funding for certified family homes. "These programs work, so please don't cut them," she said.




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