Legal Aid Funding Cut From Trump Budget

first_imgLegal Aid Funding Cut From Trump BudgetThe Trump Administration’s proposed budget would eliminate funding to the Legal Services Corp., which provides grants to 134 legal aid organizations around the country including Indiana Legal Services Inc.According to the Washington Post and USA Today, the LSC is among 19 agencies that were cut completely from the White House spending proposal. The LSC, established by Congress in 1974, received $375 million federal appropriation in fiscal year 2015 and $385 million in fiscal year 2016. For fiscal year 2017, the agency had requested $502.7 million.Rep. Susan Brooks, the Indianapolis Republican who co-founded the Access to Legal Services Caucus in Congress in 2015, is advocating for LSC funding to be retained. Noting Congress will ultimately write the budget, she described access to justice as a national priority.“The president released his budget today, and now, it is Congress’s responsibility to draft and pass a budget that is focused on our priorities as a nation to provide for the security of our citizens and their families,” Brooks said. “Part of that security must be to protect the rights of citizens to due process and access to legal counsel. As co-chair of the Access to Legal Services Caucus, I will work to protect Americans access to legal services, regardless of income.”Indiana Legal Services, which has eight offices around the state, receives the bulk of its funding from the LSC. In 2016, ILS reported total revenue of $9.89 million of which $6.63 million came from the Legal Services Corp. Across the state, ILS helped 10,340 clients.“I don’t believe that we will lose all federal funding,” Laramore said. “If we did, ILS would look very different and, in particular, we would be hard pressed to provide services to rural areas.”Linda Klein, president of the American Bar Association, released a statement rebuking the administration’s action. She said her organization was “outraged” by the proposed cut to legal services and called upon every member of Congress to restore full funding.“LSC provides civil legal aid to people who desperately need help to navigate the legal process,” Klein said. “Without this assistance, the court house doors will slam in the faces of millions of Americans, denying them equal access to justice.”However, the Legal Services Corp. is confident of the bipartisan support in Congress. It pointed out Capitol Hill has funded the agency for 42 years and in each of the last three fiscal year has increased funding by $10 million annually.“I look forward to working with Congress to continue LSC’s work,” said LSC President James Sandman. “I am optimistic that the bipartisan support we have enjoyed in Congress for more than four decades will continue for years to come.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Would you pay $2m for this – in rent, for a single summer?

first_img Could this be our quirkiest house? The home is newly built and soon to be finished. Source: Realtor.com The former owner attempted to rent it out at $12,800 a week when she was struggling to land a sale – though she eventually let it go at a major discount for $10.138m. The front yard, with tennis court, long driveway and richlist neighbours. Source: Realtor.com 11/10 for this wine bar idea. Source: Realtor.com“Southampton Oceanfront Home Goes For $1.5M As A Summer Rental!” she tweeted.She told The New York Post that “in past years, we’ve hit the $1 million-plus rental mark, but this far surpasses it”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“People don’t go to the Hamptons to get away from New York. They go to see the same people they do business with in the city, but in a more casual setting.”If it is indeed just for the 12-week US summer season, that would amount to a crazy $US125,000 a week. Compare that to one of the most expensive rental prices asked in Queensland in recent times – $12,800 for Christopher Skase’s old house Bromley in Hamilton. Out with the old, in with the new The Skase home was laid out across nine blocks of land in bluechip Hamilton.The former owner had listed it at that price after it failed to land a sale. It’s not been revealed if anyone ever took up the rental offer either, but the home eventually sold for $10.138m – a major discount considering over $30m had been spent on the property over the years.The Hamptons home, listed on Realtor.com by Vincent Horcasitas of Saunders & Associates, has a significantly bigger pricetag at $76.335m of our dollars or around $US53.9m.Mr Horcasitas described it as a “prime oceanfront Meadow Lane address on Southampton’s highly prized Billionaire’s Row”. The estate was “ultramodern” on 2.96 acres and will have been newly completed by the time the tenants move in for the summer party season.It has over 11,000sq feet of living space with two master suites, a study, a VIP suite and six other bedroom suites on the first floor. Add to that an infinity edge pool and spa, a panorama of the ocean and sky, state of the art full kitchen with its own prep kitchen, oversized wine display, wet bar, home theatre, hard surface tennis court, 6.5 car garage under the house, extra parking for 10 vehicles, and a long walkway to the beach. The key to surviving your kids FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The Hamilton home built by Christopher Skase was on the rental market for $12,800 – making it the highest residential rental ever asked in the area.A staggering $12,800 a week may be the most expensive rent asked here — for Christopher Skase’s old house — but an ultramodern Hamptons’ home has blown everyone out of the water.The Southampton oceanfront home – in the mighty playground of the rich and famous of New York, the Hamptons – has just been rented out for the upcoming American summer at a whopping $US1.5m. In Australian dollars that’s $2.124m for a season.Even veteran New York real estate agent Dolly Lenz was impressed, calling it a “real estate record”. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS Australia’s cheapest suburb is by the beach Seymour family buys $7.75m riverfront house The backyard with pool, deck and a long walkway to the beach. Source: Realtor.com Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 The property at 1400 Meadow Ln, Southampton, NY, has been rented out for the summer for $1.5m. Source: Realtor.com Christopher Skase had this home in Hamilton built, reportedly for about $35m.last_img read more