USFWS FY2018 Budget Justification Cuts Funding to Migratory Bird Management and Landscape Conservation Cooperative Programs

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently released its Budget Justification for fiscal year 2018. Among other items, the document outlines the budget for the Migratory Bird Management’s North American Waterfowl Management Plan/Joint Venture Activities programs. The proposed funding level for these programs will be about $10.8 million – $2.4 million less than than […]

President’s Budget Proposal Puts Bay Area at Risk

As details of President Trumps proposed budget – entitled, “America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” – are revealed, it is increasingly clear that it includes spending cuts that put the Bay Area at great risk. So much so, that Senator Dianne Feinstein said this week, “This is the most draconian budget I’ve […]

Revised Budget Released from Governor Brown on May 13, 2016

On May 13, 2016, Governor Brown released the revised state budget. Below are some figures from the revision. A detailed version is not yet available; however, a full summary of the revision can be accessed by clicking here.  

USACE Work Plan and President’s Budget Request

Corps’ Work Plan and President’s Budget Request Please click the links below to view sections of the USACE’s Work Plan and the President’s Budget Request: General Investigations (GI) Construction General (CG) Operations and Maintenance (OM) President’s Budget Request »Click here to view and download the complete budget for fiscal year 2017.

Wildfire: No Budget Overhaul, but ‘Borrowing’ Likely Averted in 2016

WILDFIRE: No budget overhaul, but ‘borrowing’ likely averted in 2016 Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, December 17, 2015 While Congress’s fiscal 2016 spending package provides no long-term funding overhauls for wildfire, it does provide a one-time boost in suppression cash to prevent the disruptive practice of “fire borrowing.” The package would provide $2.1 billion for […]

Interior-Environment: EPA Stays Level, Avoid WOTUS Rider

Interior-Environment: EPA Stays Level, Avoids WOTUS Rider By Ed Felker, CQ Roll Call   Republicans largely backed down in their push to use the appropriations process to stop major environmental regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department in the $1.15 trillion fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill announced late Tuesday, leaving out a […]

Appropriations: Deal to Reform Wildfire Budget, Hasten Logging Gains Momentum

APPROPRIATIONS: Deal to reform wildfire budget, hasten logging gains momentum Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  Published: Friday, December 11, 2015  A pending deal to reform the nation’s wildfire spending and expedite logging on national forests is picking up momentum as a potential tag-along to the 2016 omnibus spending package, according to multiple sources close to Capitol […]

WILDFIRES: White House in Talks to Reform Budgeting, Streamline NEPA

WILDFIRES: White House in talks to reform budgeting, streamline NEPA Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Published: Friday, December 4, 2015 LAS VEGAS — The White House is trying to cut a deal with Congress to overhaul how the nation budgets for wildfire and allow some streamlined logging in national forests, according to multiple sources close to […]

Appropriations Status: “Obstacles imperil budget deal”

The Hill: Obstacle imperil budget deal Appropriations Status The article from The Hill discusses the budget deal that is currently being developed in Congress. Below are some conclusions from the article: 1) the allocation to each appropriations subcommittee has not been resolved to spread out the additional funding that was provided in the recent budget agreement. […]

Industry Seeks FY16 Spending Boost for Corps Civil Works

ENR.com: Industry Seeks FY16 Spending Boost for Corps Civil Works