President Trump calls for the USDA to be cut by 21 percent. Rural areas have a lot of federal employment and funding at stake.
The question of staying or going comes up anytime political control shifts. For some, the time to go may come soon.
President Trump’s first major budget proposal will cut away at the safety net for the millions who live at or below the poverty line. The budget being released today proposes mammoth cuts to Medicaid as well as revamping anti-poverty programs. States will have more power to set spending priorities, but have much less to spend. […]
The Trump administration will reveal a major budget proposal tomorrow. It is widely expected to include massive cuts to Medicaid – $800 billion worth over 10 years. States would also get more flexibility to impose work requirements, meaning people who receive government assistance – including Medicaid – would be required to work. Is that a good […]
The Trump administration is expected to release its detailed 2018 budget tomorrow. According to “near-final” documents leaked to the Washington Post last week, the proposed cuts include more than $10.5 billion in federal education initiatives. On the chopping block are more than $1 billion in grants that fund after-school and summer programs for low-income kids. […]
A copy of President Trump’s proposed education budget has been leaked to the Washington Post. In total, the plan would eliminate $10.6 billion from federal education initiatives, including things such as after-school programs for the poor, teacher training, and surprisingly, work-study funding for college students. The cuts to work-study, together with other proposed rollbacks in college […]
'Uncertainty means that you can’t hire people or you can’t start a new project,' one researcher says.
The resignation of the U.S. Census Bureau director leaves the agency with no leader just month before it begins a big hiring and technology push for the 2020 census. Data from the census is useful far beyond counting the population. Economists and businesses use census numbers to decide where and when to expand, or pull […]
'There just is no easy or cheap way to reduce the size of government workforce,' public policy expert says.
President Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, made some waves a few weeks ago when he defended cuts to the community development block grant program because “We can’t spend money on programs just because they sound good.” It can be hard to justify spending on things like Meals on Wheels or children’s after school-programs, because their […]