Monday, March 20, 2017

Mayor details specific losses from Trump budget cuts

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 7:23 AM

click to enlarge TARGETED BY TRUMP: Money that supports the community health center in Little Rock's East End.
  • TARGETED BY TRUMP: Money that supports the community health center in Little Rock's East End.
The Trump budget promises pain in innumerable programs large and small. Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola noted a few city-specific categories in his weekly e-mail message:

Among spending proposed for elimination:

* COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS: The city received $1.3 million this year that goes to a community health clinic operated with CHI St. Vincent; Meals on Wheels; home rehab programs that reduce neighborhood blight; a wheelchair ramp program; programs for the homeless, and youth training. Statewide, similar programs get $23 million.

* HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS: It provided $516,000 to provide new housing in poor neighborhoods and low-cost home rehabilitation. Some $8 million is spent on this program statewide.

* CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE: This underwrites AmeriCorps, which put 400 people to work in schools, energy conservation, at the Boys and Girls Clubs, at Our House and at the Arkansas Literacy Council.

Call your congressman, the mayor suggests. While you're at it, ask U.S. Rep. French Hill if he ever plans a public town hall on this and, more important, the proposed devastation of the Affordable Care Act.


Tags: , , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Stephens film series features heroes of capitalism

    Kyle Massey at Arkansas Business reports on an announcement today that Warren Stephens, the CEO of Stephens Inc. (and big GOP contributor we mentioned earlier today), has produced a film series and related media, "This is Capitalism."
    • May 23, 2017
  • Government: More indictments possible in legislative kickback case

    The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that federal Judge Timothy Brooks of Fayetteville has delayed the bribery trial of former Sen. Jon Woods  "in part because the prosecutor said the investigation is continuing and further indictments are expected."
    • May 23, 2017
  • Making America Great Again in Shanghai

    Viral video of the day. Old white man wearing a Make America Great Again cap tries to claim seats to which he isn't entitled on flight from Shanghai to Newark.
    • May 23, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Tom Cotton suggests Dick Cheney as House speaker

    Yes. U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton told Politico he'd like to see Dick Cheny as House speaker.
    • Oct 12, 2015
  • From Dallas, creative thinking about the Interstate 30 project

    An urban planner in Dallas says freeways are not always the answer. Incorporating some creativity already being used in Dallas and looking at the Interstate 30 project from a broader perspective, here are ideas that Arkansas highway planners have not considered. But should.
    • Nov 6, 2015
  • 'How to decimate a city' — a big freeway

    Reporting from around the U.S. continues to illustrate the folly of the Arkansas highway department and construction boosters like the chamber of commerce and Vice Mayor Lance Hines in advocating ever wider freeways through the heart of Little Rock. Syracuse, N.Y., is looking for a better way in a debate remarkably similar to the debate about widening Interstate 30 in Little Rock.
    • Nov 20, 2015

Most Shared

Visit Arkansas

Paddling the Fourche Creek Urban Water Trail

Paddling the Fourche Creek Urban Water Trail

Underutilized waterway is a hidden gem in urban Little Rock

Most Viewed

  • Trump's budget could hit Arkansas hard

    If Donald Trump succeeds in cutting "entitlements" by $1.7 trillion, the impact will be felt particularly in poor states. In other words, Arkansas.
  • Freeway wreckage, dramatically illustrated

    An Oklahoma researcher has compiled a striking photographic archive that illustrates the damage done to major cities when freeways are cut through their hearts. A lesson for Little Rock, if anyone would pay attention.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

Slideshows

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation