Mean federal budget proposal hurts children

The progress made in improving Tennessee children’s well-being is encouraging.

The state now ranks 35th in the 2017 KIDS COUNT report — up three spots from last year. This is the highest ranking Tennessee has earned in how states are measured upon the economic, educational, health and family state of children.

However, those gains are threatened by proposed draconian cuts in federal funding that could set back the Volunteer State’s kids.

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