May 12, 2017

States that voted for Trump among hardest hit by proposed cuts

WCSH - The three traditionally Democratic states that flipped for President Trump, giving him the election, would be among the hardest hit by grant programs Trump now wants to eliminate.

Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania could lose more than 11% of discretionary federal grant funding if Congress goes along with Trump’s proposed cuts, according to an analysis from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The cuts include eliminating at least 20 grant programs important to states. Programs on the chopping block include those that help the elderly and low-income people pay their heating and power bills, help homeowners make their homes more energy efficient, support before- and after-school and summer programs, and fund a variety of anti-poverty grant programs.

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