Boston officials see reasons for optimism, concern in Obama’s budget
Boston officials found cause for both optimism and concern as they combed through President Obama’s proposed $3.8 trillion federal budget. City officials said they were encouraged by the commitment shown to paying for schools and roads. They also praised an estimated 20 percent increase in grants to combat homelessness. They expressed concern about a proposed cut to heating assistance for low-income families and the effect a reduction to a public health program would have on obesity prevention and smoking cessation.