Federal budget affects North Central

Several key provisions of President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2013 budget could have adverse effects at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC].Obama reportedly recommends what North Central executive director Eric Bridges calls "roughly stable funding" for the Workforce Investment Act [WIA] core formula accounts for adult, youth and dislocated workers' programs.Adult employment and training could see a decrease of $1.4 million from fiscal year 2012; likewise, youth employment and training could dip $1.5 million and with the budget plan requesting just over $1 billion for dislocated worker employment and training, that line item could see a decrease of $1.9 million.