County seeks answers on federal budget

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners do not like the proposed federal budget because of the substantial funding cuts that would impact county services.
The commissioners last week held a behind-closed-door meeting with U.S. Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson and tell him about their specific concerns.
“We now have a better understanding of how some of the proposed budget items might impact the county,” Smeltz said in a later statement.
“The one thing G.T.
Snyder said the Renovo area has particularly benefited from the program, which has financed sewer, water and road improvement projects.
President Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate all funding for the ARC – a move that, if approved by Congress, would stop the flow of federal dollars to Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties and similar communities across 12 other states.
r EDA funding: The U.S. Economic Development Administration provides funding for economic development projects across the U.S. r Housing Rehab funding: County government has already committed well over $1 million toward home repairs and rehabilitation in recent years for properties throughout the county.
r Department of Agriculture: Rural development funding remains a concern.
r State and federal funding for the Chesapeake Bay reboot initiative which Pennsylvania promised to fulfill.
This funding stream is in jeopardy.

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