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Walker protects various boards from budget cuts


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he will not approve any spending cuts for boards that deal with preventing child abuse, helping elderly people and those with developmental disabilities.

Walker said Wednesday that he has ordered his Department of Administration not to make discretionary budget cuts to three boards. They are the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, the Board on Aging and Long Term Care, and the Board for People with Developmental Disabilities.

The announcement comes after Walker on Tuesday said he would not approve of cuts to a program that helps victims of sexual assaults and money to prevent child pornography.

Walker's administration is expected to detail later this week what other cuts will be made in order to keep this year's budget in balance.

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