The $1.2 trillion plan is considered dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate.
The Appropriations Committee unanimously refused to go along with the president’s plan to scale back spending on diplomacy. Sen. Patrick Leahy called Trump’s approach “a retreat.”
The package delays a vote on drastic federal cuts until December. Vermont legislative leaders will cancel an October session that was planned to address the impacts on the state budget.
Deep cuts to current programs that have been shown to be effective are being proposed by the current administration.
On this week’s podcast, Jasper Craven explains how federally funded programs in Vermont could see major cuts under the president’s budget proposals.
Reductions in federal research funding would curtail efforts to make new discoveries across a range of fronts that could be of great benefit to Vermont and society at large.
The city is expecting $1.1 million for projects that include building affordable housing and providing summer camp opportunities and nutritious meals for children in low-income families.
Tax cuts get politicians elected. They redistribute wealth upward. They create deficits. What they cannot do boost the economy to unrealistic levels of growth.
A bipartisan coalition in Congress, including Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., is hoping to persuade budget writers not to cut funding to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP. The group of 164 lawmakers includes Reps. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., and Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., who is co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The […]
The senator points to the past practice of holding hearings shortly after presidents of both parties submitted proposals. Sanders has been highly critical of the Trump plan.
The leader of the state’s largest community action agency described the Trump budget as being “like one amputation after another.”
When it comes to public subsidies of arts and culture, the federal agencies that the president is targeting are all but inconsequential.
Vermont organizations estimate that last year they received a total of around $4.7 million from federal agencies that are slated for cuts.
At a meeting Monday in Brattleboro, legislators discussed drastic impacts on health care, education and transportation if the president’s proposed budget is enacted.