Pennsylvania lawmakers are cutting funds for violence prevention programs. Some advocates say that’s unfortunately happening just as federal money is running out. The state injected 75-million of its federal COVID relief dollars into over a hundred existing programs last year, when funding totals reached 105-million. Governor Shapiro’s original budget had asked for the same amount, but the spending plan approved by both the Senate and House includes just 40-million dollars for antiviolence grants. A letter sent by over 100 non-violence groups urges Governor Shapiro to find alternative methods to secure additional funding now that the budget is signed.