OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News Released on February 4th, President George W. Bush's budget for 2003 proposes to cut Youth Opportunity Grants by $180 million in favor of a $73 million increase in funding to the Job Corps. Strongly criticized by Democrats for cutting labor programs at a time when the nation's unemployment is at a six-year high of 5.8%, the Bush budget proposes to cut the Youth Opportunity Grant program to $45 million next year from $225 million this year . . .
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