|Assembly Women and Children|
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Pintor Marin & Muoio: Assembly Budget Hearing Highlights Christie’s Neglect of Women’s IssuesAssembly Democratic Budget Committee members Eliana Pintor Marin and Elizabeth Maher Muoio on Wednesday questioned the Christie administration's commitment to critical women's issues, such as domestic violence, during a hearing on the proposed FY 2018 budget for the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
"Once again, the Governor has proposed cuts in funding for the Division on Women, specifically for domestic violence. It's disappointing that every year we have to fight the administration to include this critical funding, especially when you consider that in 2015, the last year statistics are available, there were 62,659 incidents of domestic violence reported to police and 49 domestic violence homicides, the largest number since 2008.