The state can't afford to cover funeral costs for the poor anymore. The Department of Human Services says funding will run out as early as next Monday. Phillip Moss, Clinton County Coroner and local funeral home director, says his office doesn't have a morgue and can't hold bodies until funding is restored.
[audio:rddBury2.mp3]A Word From Moss[/audio]
DHS officials say lawmakers didn't provide enough of a budget for the funeral services to continue. Last year it cost the state 12-point-six million dollars to bury 12-thousand people.