Another bleak budget picture


  • Michael Carlowicz


Though the budget proposed on March 18 by the Clinton Administration would provide a slight boost for many science programs in fiscal year 1997 (Eos, April 2), the realities of federal deficit cutting mean that funds for such programs will be cut sharply between 1998 and 2002. In a report released on April 17 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), policy analysts project that the budget for non-defense research and development (R&D) will shrink by as much as 11.7% in constant 1995 dollars by the year 2002.