California, Bay Area could suffer under President Trump's budget plan

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President Trump is sparing few departments from major cuts in his new budget proposal released Thursday morning. (KGO-TV)

President Trump is sparing few departments from major cuts in his new budget proposal released Thursday morning.

If he gets his way a dozen departments will see their budgets slashed, and the $1.15 trillion proposal being called the America First budget could have an impact on California.

"The President wrote a budget for the nation. He wrote a budget based upon his campaign promises. And that's what you see in the budget. We took his words and turned them into numbers," Mick Mulvaney with the Office of Management and Budget said.

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Environmental programs, medical research, Amtrak and arts programs would take a big hit.

The Environmental Protection Agency faces a proposed 31-percent reduction. The State Department faces a cut of 28-percent.

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The Defense Department's budget would increase by 10-percen, equal to approximately $54 billion dollars more in the biggest boost for the military since the 1980s.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn't think this budget will fly.

"We will understand and respect our responsibility to protect and defend the American people, and to have a smart and strong defense budget, not a budget and actions that are reckless and rash," Pelosi said.

The Los Angeles Times says the budget would deliver a painful financial blow to California and the Bay Area.

Federal money makes up about a third of the state's budget. The Times says President Trump's proposal could lead to cuts in health care, law enforcement, schools and initiatives for the poor.

A major federal effort to protect and restore San Francisco Bay is also on the chopping block.

All of this is a White House wish list as it's still up to Congress to decide where the money goes.

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