News In Brief

Reagan vetoes budget bill for public-broadcasting aid

Citing an ''urgent need'' to cut government spending, President Reagan vetoed a budget authorization bill Wednesday designed to ensure the growth of public broadcasting through the 1980s.

The vetoed bill would have authorized spending of $238 million in fiscal 1987 , rising to $253 million the following year and to $270 million in fiscal 1989. Mr. Reagan had previously recommended $100 million in spending authority in 1987 , $85 million in 1988, and $70 million in 1989.

The Senate had approved the authorization bill Aug. 10 by a unanimous voice vote. It cleared the House earlier by a margin of 302 to 91.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK