Budget Cuts

The state's Republican governor has slashed 41% of the system's state appropriations -- a cut that could lead to massive layoffs and campus closures.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' proposed budget cuts were already unlikely to pass the Democratic-controlled House.
The proposed cuts have almost no chance of passing Congress.
Senator Schatz Questions Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on her proposed $9 billion budget cut.
Budget director Mick Mulvaney said President Trump's plan follows "through on his campaign promises," while Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal called it "shockingly extreme."
President Trump's proposed budget threatens to strip a portion of federal funding from Meals on Wheels, a program that feeds more than two million Americans a year. But for some, the program is a lifeline. If the President's budget passes, here are just some of the people who could suffer.
Gutting agencies that promote and fund the arts, particularly in underserved communities, is an act of oppression.
Prioritizing defense spending over social uplift marks a step toward "spiritual death" in America.
They're reminding the president why we need the arts now more than ever.
Reflecting on the nature and valences of our existence - who and why we are - is among the essential elements that not only make us human, but also make us citizens.