On Tuesday, the President released his FY2015 budget, which includes funds allocated to the federal statistical agencies. Here’s a sampling of reactions and break downs of the President’s proposal.
- Ken Poole from the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) breaks bown the Commerce budget.
- Kitty Smith at the COPAFS examines the implications for statistical agencies.
- Back on February 10th, APDU board member Steve Pierson offered his take on the statistical agency budgets on his blog at the American Statistical Association. Those numbers have been updated with the release of the president’s budget.
- Terri Ann Lowenthal at The Census Project dissects the $1.211 billion dollar request for the Census Bureau.
- The Conversable Economist blog characterized the trend as a “series of sneaky little unpleasant cuts” while the Upjohn Institute called the cuts to BLS “insidious”. Previously, Ryan Cooper wrote in This Week, that “these particular cuts are quite small, but the trend is ominous“.
- Earlier this week, APDU joined a number of other organizations in a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees (and subcommittees) calling for a re-examination of the cuts to the BLS budget.
- The Washington Post provides an agency-by-agency run down of the President’s budget.