Taking a Stand: 2016 Evansville city budget

Published: Oct. 29, 2015 at 7:21 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 29, 2015 at 8:07 PM CDT
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The process by which the Evansville City Council approved the 2016 city budget has certainly been criticized by many.
Unfortunately, the last minute budget cutting Monday will affect a number of non-profit organizations in our community. 
What may be lost in the conversations about this topic is that several of the organizations that saw reductions provide programs to young people in our area. 
Without these non-profits, many of these youths will not have access to educational and cultural opportunities.
It's now time for private donors and local companies to come forward and help those that are affected.  You can log onto 14news.com for a list of the programs that lost funding in the budget.  I urge you to consider helping these groups.
Many complain about the lack of leadership we have in government and then fail to take part in holding them accountable. 

You may grow tired of our reminders about the need to get out and vote, but it's because the percentage of registered voters who come out is embarrassing low, especially in non-presidential election years.

This Tuesday we all should reverse that trend.

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