Budget Cuts Take Bite Out of Urban Agenda

CNN is reporting on the budget cuts for 2011, many of which will affect America's cities, infrastructure and vulnerable populations.
April 12, 2011, 11am PDT | Michael Dudley
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Comments

The cuts agreed upon by President Obama and the GOP-led Congress will likely have an impact on Obama's urban agenda:

"Almost $3 billion for high-speed rail funds are cut, along with roughly $3 billion for highway construction..Social safety net programs are not spared. WIC, a program that uses federal money to subsidize the food and nutrition needs of children from low-income families, is cut by more than $500 million.

Grants to states that help pay for drinking water infrastructure projects are cut by $1 billion. Almost $1 billion is cut from a community development fund run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funding is also cut for four so-called administration 'czars' including those who work on urban affairs, climate change, health care and autos."

Full Story:
Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in CNNMoney
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email