Tag Archives: spending cuts

NAMI: National Crisis for Mental Health Services

A new report warns that cuts in state funding in recent years and the looming threat of additional trimming at the federal and state levels is creating “a national crisis” around the provision of mental health services.

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The Devil is in the Details

(This guest post was written by Erika Fitzpatrick) In its fitful approach to funding the federal government through the second half of FY 2011 — and avoiding a government shutdown — Congress has passed a number of continuing resolutions that,…

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Who You Gonna Call (If Poison Control Centers Get Cut)?

As a parent, one of my biggest fears is that I’ll someday have to make use of the number that everyone should have programmed into their cell phones: 1-800-222-1222.  Actually, I just programmed it into my cell phone.  Have you? …

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Double Whammy: State Budget Shortfalls Compound Federal Cuts

It’s no secret that states face budget crises that are potentially more damaging for local entities than discretionary spending cuts at the federal level. States claim that they were the first into the recession, and many are still climbing out…

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Obama’s Budget Giveth; Obama’s Budget Taketh Away

Yesterday, President Obama unveiled a $3.7 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2012 that if enacted would eliminate or reduce spending on a host of critical domestic discretionary programs and cut funding for half of the federal agencies, while looking…

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*Update* Follow the Bouncing Budget

Budget figures for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 continue to be a rapidly moving target.

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Education Fares Better than Others in Proposed Budget Cuts

(This post was written by Charles Edwards, Thompson’s senior executive director for education products.) Taking the first official steps toward their promise of cutting spending for the current fiscal year, House Republican budget leaders released their official 2011 budget guidance…

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