White House To Cut FY 2012 DOL Budget By 5%

Law360, New York (February 14, 2011, 7:57 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama's budget for fiscal year 2012 includes slashing 5 percent of the U.S. Department of Labor’s funds, with the largest savings coming from the reduction and transfer of a job training program for seniors.

The budget reflects a shift in investments to a new Workforce Innovation Fund and increases for worker protection and mine safety programs, while cutting inefficiencies and streamlining costs in other areas, the administration said.

In introducing the budget, Obama returned often to the subjects of American competitiveness and the need...
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