- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey is taking part in the March for Meals campaign for the Meals on Wheels program.

But a spokesman for the city told the Post and Courier of Charleston (https://bit.ly/2mJx8eG) Summey does not want to talk about a proposed sharp cut in federal funding for the program that provides meals to the elderly.

City spokesman Ryan Johnson says Summey considers funding a federal issue. Summey was an early supporter of Trump.

He planned to deliver meals Tuesday.

Johnson says the mayor has always been a supporter of Meals on Wheels and will continue to do so.

The size of the cut has not been determined. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says the federal government cannot spend money on programs just because they sound good.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com


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