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Women’s Programs Face Deep Cuts as States Tackle Budget Deficits

In theory, the $300 a month in welfare Sharita Williams gets from California might work out to about $10 a day to support herself and two sons. Only it doesn’t stretch that far.

So last week, the San Francisco single mother had a choice: Pay $2 to take the bus to job interviews, or buy diapers. She missed the appointments.