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First 5 San Francisco funding, early-childhood services in danger of cuts

More than 4,000 San Francisco children could lose important services under a gubernatorial budget proposal that would reduce First 5 funding by 50 percent.

First 5 was created in 1998 as part of Proposition 10’s 50-cent tax increase on cigarettes sales. The organization provides children through age 5 with education, health services and child care, among dozens of other programs.

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