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Lamont’s Budget Fills Planned Parenthood Funding Gaps

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Mike Groll
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Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont plans to help fund family planning services with the state budget he unveiled this week.

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England recently lost more than $2 million in federal funds. That’s after the Trump administration revoked Title X grants for providers that counsel patients on abortion. 

Lamont plans to help bridge that funding gap with $1.5 million from the State Department of Public Health.

He will also help other facilities that lost federal funding for offering family planning services, such as Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center and Fair Haven Community Health Care. 

Cassandra Basler, a former senior editor at WSHU, came to the station by way of Columbia Journalism School in New York City. When she's not reporting on wealth and poverty, she's writing about food and family.