April 01, 2011
SkillSource office is on the Federal budget chopping block and that could mean serious cuts if not elimination of
local job training programs…
The agency would lose 80 percent of its budget under a plan by the majority
Republican U.S. House to control government spending. Wenatchee Bureau Chief Steve Hair reports . . .
cuts were included in the Continuing Resolution which passed the US House last week. Congressman Doc Hastings
defends his vote in favor of the cuts on fiscal responsibility grounds . .
Meanwhile, The U.S. Senate has
proposed a package of smaller cuts, which would have maintained the Worker Investment Act, which provides the
majority of SkillSource’s funding.