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The 2010 Science Budget

PostPosted: May 7th, 2009, 8:06 pm
by wolfhnd
y Eli Kintisch, Jeff Mervis, Jocelyn Kaiser, Erik Stokstad, and Dan Charles
ScienceNOW Daily News
7 May 2009
Fans of U.S. scientific research will have a lot to be happy about in the 2010 budget proposal released today by President Barack Obama. But with legislators concerned about the budget's impact on a trillion-dollar deficit, the $21 billion in stimulus cash awarded to science agencies in February is sure coming in handy. Compared with the spending plan passed by Congress for this year, the levels in the proposal Obama released today are flat or provide only slight increases for most science agencies. But any suggestion of a drooping science budget next year is "illusory," said White House science adviser John Holdren at a midday briefing, noting that the federal commitment to science stands at a record level thanks to the boost from the stimulus package and regular appropriations.

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