Constantine: Trump’s proposed budget is an ‘assault on the environment, economy and mobility of King County’

  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:49pm
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Under the budget blueprint released Thursday by President Trump, King County residents would have fewer transit options, fewer housing options for people who earn a lower income and fewer supports for those most in need of human services.

“This is what happens when rhetoric becomes reality,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “Given the hateful and wrongheaded ideas of this president, it’s no real surprise that his first proposed budget is an assault on the environment, economy and mobility of King County, and on the most vulnerable among us. Nonetheless, the depravity of this proposal is shocking. I will team with our congressional delegation and state leaders to fight these vicious cuts and restore sanity to the federal government, but the budget announced today makes clear the scope of the struggle we face.”

Members of Constantine’s cabinet produced analyses of the potential local impacts of the proposed federal budget.

Read the full report here.

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