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Trump Budget Raises Concerns at State & Local Levels

May 1st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

There has been concern statewide and among local elected officials since President Donald Trump submitted his budget which  recommended deep spending cuts to federal agencies overseeing housing, the environment and diplomacychanges that would likely lead to a smaller federal workforce.  The proposal recommends reductions that could have a significant impact in Maryland, from federal grants for urban redevelopment to a reduction in EPA programs that police water and air pollution. Increases in defense spending could have a positive economic impact on the state's large military presence. In Allegany County and Cumberland the concerns have focused on potential cuts to education, community block grants and the Appalachian Regional Commission. County Commissioners President Jake Shade…


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