As Congress continues its budget negotiations, concerns are rising about the potential on federal support of legal aid for people with low incomes, seniors, people with disabilities, and others who lack ready access to legal services.

In this episode of For Public Consumption, Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president of Government Affairs for Thomson Reuters, talks with Drew Schaffer, executive director of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid.

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This is a continued discussion from the previous episode where Sharon spoke with Diana White, former executive director of Legal Assistance Foundation in Chicago, about the organization’s mission, funding challenges and what’s next should federal funds disappear. You can find that episode here.