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Funds for domestic shelters approved

October 21, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
There is good news for domestic violence shelters that were facing a shutdown due to state budget cuts.Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill restoring more than $16 million to the shelters, keeping them open for a year.

The money is an emergency loan from a fuel and vehicle technology fund and must be repaid.

The governor Wednesday encouraged lawmakers to look for a permanent funding solution so victims of domestic violence will have a safe place to go.