From increased military spending to slashed support for the arts, the priorities in President
Trump released his
State and local officials said they were still sifting through the budget when asked about its potential effects.
"If any of these budget proposals ever become law, we will take a serious look at how to address them during our budget process next year," Chasse said. "The governor will continue fighting and advocating on behalf of all Marylanders."
A spokesman for County Executive
Environmentalists have already flagged the president's proposal to completely defund the Chesapeake Bay Program, which pays for efforts to improve the bay's health. In a press conference Thursday, they criticized the decision, arguing it would jeopardize progress achieved since the program was founded in 1983.
Here are some other ways in which Trump's proposals for federal spending could have a local effect:
*More money for Fort
Fort Meade, which is home to
*Fewer resources for neighborhood revitalization and affordable housing development. Trump's budget slashes money for social programs as part of his plan to account for increased military spending. One such cut is the elimination of federal Community Development
*Increased funding for heroin treatment and recovery programs. Trump proposes committing
*Cuts to arts funding. The president's budget proposes eliminating 19 agencies, including several that support the arts, such as the the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the
The NEA has supported a number of projects in Anne Arundel County through grant awards in past years, including