The Georgia budget for fiscal 2018, which begins July 1, would spend about $49 billion. “It’s like the governor’s budget”, Baker said.
The proposed budget is for spending next year.
Mulvaney emphasised that Trump’s “hard power” budget aimed to increase spending on defence in part by finding cuts in domestic spending.
President Donald Trump is proposing some eye-popping cuts in federal agencies that will have direct, negative effects on communities across the country, including north Alabama.
A temporary bill that’s now funding the government expires at the end of April.
According to the 62-page document, the departments that would see the largest increases in their spending capabilities are the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security in relation to their budget for immigration enforcement. The White House budget released Thursday hacks the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by 31 percent, and budgets for climate change programs across the State Department, NOAA, NASA, and the Interior Department are also slashed.
Trump also proposes completely eliminating federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities.
President Trump wants $1.5 billion for the border wall between the USA and Mexico in the current fiscal year, in addition to $2.6 billion in fiscal 2018.
Trump’s budget doesn’t fully bring that accounting, as it continues the mega deficits and promises tax cuts to boot.
And while Trump may have touted his plan to invest over $1 trillion into infrastructure improvements, the DOT will see 13 percent of their budget slashed.
Senator Marco Rubio of the Republican Party said he does not support the proposed 28 per cent cut to global affairs budget and diplomatic efforts led by the State Department.
Baker said the NIH is a “key driver to all sort of discovery” that helps fuel academic research in MA and in the biopharmaceutical, medical device and other industries.
Some budget items appear to be at odds with Trump’s rhetoric.
In fact, the two Congressional representatives who serve Saratoga County, Democrat Paul Tonko and Republican Elise Stefanik, while differing in tone, both issued statements against the proposal and its cuts to individual programs.
Petri describes the budget’s name as “an exercise program where you eat only what you can catch, pump up your guns and then punch the impoverished in the face”.
Mulvaney said the housing agency had “spent a lot of money on housing and urban development over the last decade without a lot to show for it”.
Advocates for rural residents said the president’s spending blueprint adversely impacts a range of programs helpful to less populated regions, including those to prevent homelessness, help the poor pay heating bills, provide community loans, fund training for nurses, assist farmers and preserve clean waterways.