There’s no better way to measure priorities in Washington, D.C. than by scrutinizing agency budget proposals. 

In the case of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), new figures show the Trump administration is putting a premium on cutting the agency workforce, reducing spending on climate change-related programs, while at the same time devoting more money to protecting the agency’s leader, Scott Pruitt, from any security threats. 

A letter sent on May 17 by David Bloom, the agency’s acting chief financial officer, to agency leaders details how the organization plans to spend carryover funds from Fiscal Year 2016 through the end of Fiscal Year 2017. This refers to money that was not spent during the previous fiscal year, and is carried over into the next one, much like rollover minutes on a cell phone plan.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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