Latest GOP health care proposal would cut funds to some states, boost funds for others

Sep 25, 2017
The Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest attempt by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, would cause some states to win money and others to lose funds. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, by 2026, the effect of the…

Black college leaders say Trump administration hasn't made good on its promises to HBCUs

Aug 24, 2017
The White House has yet to name a director or board of advisers to oversee its initiative.
President Donald Trump is applauded before signing an executive order to bolster historically black colleges and universities in the Oval Office on Feb. 28.

A scientist worries about a climate "hostile to science and the truth"

Government funding has been pretty reliable — up until now, the Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher says.

A record number of people want to leave Earth

Jun 7, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence will be at the Johnson Space Center in Houston today to inaugurate the newest class of NASA astronauts. There was a record number of applicants this time around — more than 18,000 people applied to the…

DeVos faced tough questions about education budget on the Hill

May 24, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was on the Hill today defending the president’s 2018 budget request before a House appropriations subcommittee. The White House has proposed cutting or shrinking more than 30 federal education programs, shaving more than 13 percent off…

The Trump budget’s fuzzy math

May 23, 2017
The Trump administration’s budget proposal is coming under fire from economists and tax experts who say it uses some math that just doesn’t add up. In short, there’s a roving $2 trillion in it that nobody can really explain. Click…

For advocacy groups, the federal budget is mainly a blueprint for battle

May 23, 2017
The federal budget released today is pretty much a fantasy document that will be dead on arrival when it gets to Congress, economists say. But even scaled back, proposed budget cuts to Medicaid, food assistance and other programs for the…

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Inside Trump’s budget, a big cut for Obamacare’s

May 23, 2017
The site where about 10 million people shop for insurance could get harder to navigate.
If the proposed cuts to go through, it will make it that much harder for the millions who use the site to get coverage, said Jessica Altman, chief of staff at the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.

Rural America weighs the economic realities of proposed federal budget cuts

May 23, 2017
President Trump calls for the USDA to be cut by 21 percent. Rural areas have a lot of federal employment and funding at stake.
Goldendale, Washington, population 3,400, could be impacted by cuts to agriculture, environmental and other federal programs in President Trump's proposed 2018 budget.
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Prospective cuts have EPA workers weighing their options

May 23, 2017
The question of staying or going comes up anytime political control shifts. For some, the time to go may come soon.
EPA staffers have been dealing with massive shifts in the way their agency operates, with executive orders that have mandated reviews or canceled several environmental initiatives and rhetoric about reducing regulation.
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