Jennifer Garner urges Kentucky lawmakers to fund children’s program

Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner is asking Kentucky lawmakers to spend $1 million on an early-childhood education program.

The star of the TV show "Alias" and movies including "Juno" and "Dallas Buyers Club" testified before the House budget committee on Tuesday on behalf of Save The Children.

Garner said the program works well in Kentucky, offering literacy and other development programs for children.

Lawmakers said they support the program but noted the state does not have much money to spend because of shortfalls in public pension programs.

Garner is from West Virginia. She testified along with Mark Shriver, Save The Children Action Network president and a nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy.

She is also scheduled to meet with Gov. Matt Bevin.

Related Articles

Company to pay $35M for falsely marketing cholesterol drug A drug company has agreed to pay more than $35 million to resolve criminal and civil charges that it falsely marketed a cholesterol medication.
Illinois governor vetoes plan to require teaching cursive Gov. Bruce Rauner has rejected a measure requiring Illinois elementary schools to teach cursive writing.
U.S. Supreme Court asked to vacate Missouri abortion order Planned Parenthood is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate an appeals court order that slowed the expansion of abortion services in Missouri.
Construction begins on school auditorium, 1 year after roof collapse Crews began work this week on construction of the new performing arts center at Murphysboro High School.