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Members of Hmong community worried about state budget cuts

MADISON (WMSN) -- Hmong Americans got together in Madison Sunday to talk about the possible impacts the budget could have on their community.

Organizers held a town hall meeting for members of the Hmong community  to get information on how the budget proposal could impact the elderly and children.

They're concerned about how the budget will affect newly arrived refugees, who may not qualify for food share. 

Shwaw Vang, meeting organizer, said, "They don't meet guidelines of being in the state 5 years; they will lose a lot of income, and money to buy food."

Vang is also concerned about cutbacks to bilingual education and cuts to Badgercare.

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