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4-H Program Here to Stay, For Now

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PASCO, Wash--  Just a few weeks back there were talks the 4-H extension program run through WSU would face significant cuts thanks to an increasing state budget deficit.  Now the university has decided to re-think its plans. 

The school will take larger cuts from staff members, with the intention of not disrupting the extension program.  While there are still things to iron out, such as the exact amount of cuts the university will take, one 4-H leader says it's the right move to save the program.

"It teaches you to be more of a leader if you're kind of a shy person and hide in the corner or someone's that not sure what they want to do," says Megan Weis.  "4-H is a great thing for you because you learn more, get more hands on opportunity, get lots of leadership roles you can do."

One representative from the university tells KNDU there's a bit of anxiety among staff members as cuts appear to be looming.  But until a final budget proposal is offered, we won't know how much money the university will lose.