BUDGET IMPACTS IN MARYLAND
Chesapeake Bay: Clean Water State Revolving Fund for the six states of the bay watershed would be reduced from $50.7 million to $40.9 million. Oyster-restoration funds would be cut from $4.27 million to $850,000. Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training Program and Chesapeake Bay Environmental Restoration and Protection Program would be eliminated.
Impact aid: There would be no increase in funding for local school districts for the children of military families, whose numbers are expected to increase in Maryland as Aberdeen Proving Ground, Fort Meade and other bases expand.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: The center in Anne Arundel County would get $4.5 million, including $3.5 million for renovation of the Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: President Bush is seeking $103 million in 2009, and $910 million through 2013, to fund research missions to study and measure changes in the Earth's climate. [Sources: White House 2009 budget proposal, congressional offices]