Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Would Hit Hard For State and Local Governments

Route Fifty: WASHINGTON — Federal agencies and programs that state and local governments rely on for grants and other support would see drastic cuts under a budget proposal the White House sent to Congress on Thursday.

President Trump’s spending blueprint calls for the elimination of funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant program. It would also chop the U.S. Department of Transportation’s budget by 13 percent, to $16.2 billion, while axing all funding for TIGER—or Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery—grants.

The proposal would slash 31 percent from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s budget as well.

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