Monthly Archives: November 2015

Budget Pact Raids Victims Funds

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WALL STREET JOURNAL BY DEVLIN BARRETT | November 1, 2015 WASHINGTON—  The government’s just-approved budget deal takes $1.5 billion from a fund for crime victims and uses it instead to help pay for federal spending, drawing on a growing reserve collected from settlements with banks and major corporations. The unprecedented transfer, part of closed-door negotiations between the Obama administration and congressional leaders, has raised the ire of advocates. They say it violates the integrity of a decades-old program that funds safe havens for […]