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Ag Groups Support Farm Bill Funding

39 minutes agoIndustries / Agriculture : AgWired

The 2014 Farm Bill helped reduce the nation’s deficit with budget cuts, but further cutbacks in 2018 could cause a serious threat, says a letter from 502 agriculture groups, nutrition organizations, conservation departments and local governments. Show More Summary

Trump Budget Would Eliminate Funding for AmeriCorps, NPR, PBS, and the Arts

3 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The New York Times obtained an internal memo from Trump's Office of Management and Budget, which proposes eliminating Americorps, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Eighth Lamprell Rig for NDC

Lamprell announces the completion of construction on a further jackup drilling rig, the “Al Hudairiyat”, and its delivery to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company (“NDC”), within budget and as scheduled. Completion and delivery of the jackup…

Popular Domestic Programs Face Ax Under First Trump Budget

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, AmeriCorps and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities could be eliminated.

Senate confirms deficit hawk Mick Mulvaney as Trump budget chief

5 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The South Carolina Republican has said that cutting the national debt would top priority.        

UK's cash-starved parks at tipping point of decline, MPs warn

Slashed budgets risk the nation’s 27,000 parks becoming no-go areas, with negative effects on park-goers’ health and the environment The UK’s cash-starved parks are at a tipping point of decline, MPs have warned, with severe impacts expected for park-goers’ health, community cohesion and the environment. Show More Summary

NPR's Nina Totenberg on Gorsuch: 'Cerebral...But Very Conservative'

Don't you love it when a person on the public dime insults you? Well, perhaps you won't be hearing as much of it in the future from National Public Radio while you're helping pay their budget with your taxes. With President Trump vowing...Show More Summary

India Spends Less Than 1% Of Its Annual Budget On Culture - And It Shows

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The effects of this relatively tiny allocation are clear: despite India's rich and diverse cultural heritage, many of its national museums remain uninspiring, hardly drawing any visitors despite their incredibly affordable entry prices. And several heritage sites, including the iconic Taj Mahal, are in a bad state, suffering from the effects of poor maintenance and […]

A new tool to get under the hood of state and local budget choices

It’s budget season in most of the nation’s 50 states. This means governors are polishing State of the State speeches and finalizing plans for how...

Trump team circulating budget blueprint to eliminate NEA and NEH, gut EPA

A budget blueprint being circulated on Capitol Hill by President Donald Trump’s transition team would shut down the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and gut funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies. Show More Summary

Trump Can Thank the Arts for His Wealth

As part of upcoming budget cuts, Donald Trump reportedly plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities and privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This would have devastating consequences for our society; for our cultural diversity; and for the many economies that are connected to promoting cultural…

Donald Trump's Greatest Challenge (And Its Not Russia, China or ISIS): A Budget Disaster

Justin Bogie Economics, Can the Donald make the ultimate deal?  The Congressional Budget Office’s budget and economic outlook for the next decade paints a grim picture of the nation’s fiscal situation and shows we continue to be on an...Show More Summary

How Will Trump Administration's Cuts to Federal Arts Funding Affect Miami?

Late last week, news broke that the Trump administration plans to cut National Endowment of the Arts and National Endowment of the Humanities funding from the federal budget. “The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized,...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Plans To Ax NPR, PBS Funding As Part Of Massive Government Spending Reduction

President Donald Trump has identified the funding sources for National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) as part of his massive government spending budget cuts, according to multiple media reports this week. Show More Summary

Trump's budget eliminates Arts and Humanities Endowments, privatizes public broadcasting

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Conservatives often threaten to cut funding for public arts, humanities, and broadcasting, but will Trump actually do it? White House staffers who have seen Trump's proposal say he doesn't like the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, or the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, so he plans to eliminate all three as federal programs. (more…)

Trump to “Cut Government Spending” By Cutting All Traces of Humanity From the National Budget

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

It's a popular refrain among conservatives: Cut government spending! One would think, however, that in order to really cut a bulk of government spending — like, if that's really the thing that matters to you — you'd aim for where the most money is being spent. Show More Summary

National Endowment for the Arts may be eliminated under Trump administration

NEA, a federal agency, grants millions of dollars to urban revitalization projects nationwide A federal budget proposal leaked by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has revealed his administration’s intention to eliminate...Show More Summary

Donald Trump: Bog-Standard Republican

Zeroing out the National Endowment for the Humanities affects me personally as it makes my future research significantly more difficult, but really, there’s nothing in the Trump budget that would be significantly different under Romney or Jeb or whoever. The departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding, with programs under their […]

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