Mayor, commissioner head to D.C. to lobby against slashed funding
By Lou Mattei, SUN News Editor
Thursday, March 8, 2012 10:06 AM MST
Española Mayor Alice Lucero is hoping she and a handful of other municipal, county and state politicians from across New Mexico can change Congress’ mind about cutting funding and jobs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The Lab plans to shed 400 to 800 jobs from its workforce by the end of the fiscal year in accordance with a $300 million budget cut between fiscal years 2011 and 2012 and expectations for flat or lower budgets in the future, according to Lab spokesman Fred deSousa.
He said about 15 percent of the Lab’s employees are from Rio Arriba County. So if the job cuts come down proportionally, Rio Arriba stands to lose 60 to 120 jobs from the layoffs....
...Lucero pointed out other Administration facilities were “funded generously” compared to the Lab.
Sandia National Laboratories, for instance, saw its funding rise between fiscal years 2011 and 2012 from $1.43 billion to $1.45 billion, federal budget records show. Its request for fiscal year 2013 is $1.76 billion, an increase of 21 percent.
Overall, the Administration’s budget increased from $10.52 billion in fiscal year 2011 to $11 billion in 2012. Its request for fiscal year 2013 is $11.53 billion, an increase of 9.6 percent since 2011.
Meanwhile, Administration funding for Los Alamos has dropped from $1.88 billion in fiscal year 2011 to $1.63 billion in fiscal year 2012, federal budget records show. Its request for fiscal year 2013 is $1.52 billion, a decrease of 19 percent since 2011.
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