Science receives a budget bonanza

But some increases rely heavily on stimulus package, a one-time spending boost

3:35pm, May 8, 2009

The Obama administration rolled out new details on May 7 about its blueprint for federal spending in the coming year. And no matter how you cut it, science comes out a big winner. The current proposal is to spend $147.6 billion on research and development during the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1 — $555 million more than Congress enacted for the current fiscal year.

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