Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Departments of E

DoE budget summary here I'm not going to read the whole thing.

$20 billion cut from the total! Wow.

Lets see - $2billion cut from high school programs zeroed out but about $1.4 billion back in

$5 billion cut from Pell grants.

$18 billion cut from Federal Student Loans. Hrmph.

Anyone know what that is about - are they zeroing out loan guarantees, or are they expecting a program to be self-sustaining through repayment of old loans?

This looks like a budget language game on loan guarantees. Someone else out there must understand this and can explain it with less work.

Energy has Science Office up $600 million.
Most of the budget is still nukes
Environmental Management is cut further - don't know if this is a real cut or ramp down of superfund clean up of old nuke sites. Maybe not EPA has superfund clean up increasing despite overall cuts, mostly in Clean Water iniatives.

USGS is cut a bit bio and water takes the brunt

NOAA is interesting - the 2007 request is larger than the 2006 request but less than the 2006 actual. More games. 10% cut or increase depending on how you look at it.

Smithsonian is up. NEA takes a small cut.


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