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Encouraging Clues on Tomorrow's Budget for Research Fans

31 January 2010 9:16 am
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The New York Times offers vague hints about good news for supporters of scientific research in the budget that will be released at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Given the lack of detail, the news reads like a sanctioned leak from the White House, as opposed to a story the paper wrote after obtaining budget documents:

The budget for the 2011 fiscal year, which begins in October, will identify the winners and losers behind Mr. Obama’s proposal for a three-year freeze of a portion of the budget. Many programs at the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Energy Department are in line for increases, along with the Census Bureau.

Among the losers would be some public works projects of the Army Corps of Engineers, two historic preservation programs and NASA’s mission to return to the Moon, which would be ended as the administration seeks to reorient the space program to use private companies for launchings.

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