Lawmakers, advocates leery of more cuts to human services ::

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RALEIGH, N.C. — As lawmakers begin the process of erasing a projected $788 million budget deficit for the fiscal year that begins in July, some are already balking at more cuts to programs that were hit hard by last year’s budget cuts.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Lanier Cansler on Tuesday submitted a list of 53 programs that could be reduced or eliminated from his department’s $4.2 billion budget to help balance the state budget.

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