WAMC New York News
2:36 am
Mon March 13, 2006

Schumer: NY needs federal child support funding

Albany, NY – New York Senator Charles Schumer says a decision by Congress in the dark of night last month to cut funding for the federal child support enforcement program by $1.5 billion in this year's budget will deal a serious blow to New York's single parent families. While he is confident the president will restore the funding next year, father and family advocates in New York say the program needs some serious reworking.

WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.