by Dave Rosenthal, Great Lakes Today

Many advocates for the Great Lakes are in Washington, D.C., this week to push back against President Trump’s proposal to slash funding for the region. They want Congress to continue its bipartisan support on issues such as cleaning up pollution and protecting drinking water.

Trump’s 2019 budget plan calls for cutting the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $30 million, and making other cuts in programs — like Sea Grant — that are important to the region. Administration officials say states and localities should take more responsibility for such spending.

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