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Trump Budget Cuts Hit West Virginia Hard

Written by Levi Pellegrin on June 15, 2017

West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy summer research associate Levi Pellegrin presented on the impacts of President Trump’s proposed budget would have on West Virginia at a Lunch and Learn on June 14 held at the Covenant House.

View the presentation here.

West Virginia relies more heavily on federal funding assistance than other states and will be disproportionally affected by the proposed large cuts to safety net programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).

President Trump’s 2018 budget contains the largest dollar cuts to programs for low- and moderate-income people proposed by any president’s budget in the modern era, reflecting a strikingly imbalanced approach to reducing the deficit or offsetting the costs of its proposed tax cuts.

 

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