Impact of Proposed Federal Budget Cuts on Massachusetts' Residents
March 9, 2011
Proposed legislation (H.R. 1) that funds the federal government through the final six months of Fiscal Year 2011 cuts funding for non-security discretionary programs by $66 billion, or an average of 14.3 percent.
Economists warn that these reductions in federal spending, including grants to states, could increase unemployment and weaken the national economy in the short-term. They will also significantly decrease funding for programs that invest in our state's long-term economic health and in the well-being of our residents.
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