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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Sequester madness

    Sequester madness
    Nothing short of a miracle — or a sudden onset of rational behavior inside the Capital Beltway — is going to prevent mandatory, across-the-board federal spending cuts from going in effect Friday. It's also clear the public sector workforce...
  • Md. schools concerned cuts will affect next school year

    Md. schools concerned cuts will affect next school year
    Federal education officials warned Wednesday of deep cuts to school systems such as Baltimore's if lawmakers fail to avert across-the-board spending reductions — leaving local schools uncertain how many teachers and programs they can retain next...
  • Should Congress stop the sequester?

    Should Congress stop the sequester?
    With a Friday deadline looming for the start of $1.2 trillion in automatic across-the-board spending cuts over the next decade, President Obama is ratcheting up the pressure on Congress to reach a deal with him to avoid the sequester. The president warned...
  • Pari-mutuel challenges: Economy, Seminoles -- and each other

    Pari-mutuel challenges: Economy, Seminoles -- and each other
    When slot machines began spinning at South Florida pari-mutuels back in 2006, some expected gobs of cash to roll in. And while the casinos are turning over healthy amounts to the state ($143 million in slot taxes last fiscal year), all agree that the...
  • Sequester: When will Congress end these phony crises?

    Sequester: When will Congress end these phony crises?
    Congress must act immediately on a balanced approach that will stop dangerous cuts and instead invest in our children and communities by closing tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans and big corporations ("Social Security braces for cuts," Feb. 26)....
  • Bob Hope Airport safe from sequestration cuts, so far

    Bob Hope Airport safe from sequestration cuts, so far
    Bob Hope Airport will avoid the impact of $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts that are slated for midnight Friday -- a move that officials warn will force a scale back in operations at airfields across the nation. A last-minute huddle between...
  • Could TV have a done a poorer job of covering sequester?

    Could TV have a done a poorer job of covering sequester?
    There is no excuse for the kind of coverage TV has delivered the last two weeks on the sequester. Television news has been polarizing, sensational and mostly focused on personality rather than the policy behind the $85 billion in federal spending cuts...
  • McManus: Do-nothing Congress does something

     McManus: Do-nothing Congress does something
    OK, so Congress hasn't managed to pass a budget, fix the tax code or avert the automatic spending cuts of the dreaded "sequester." Are they getting anything done on Capitol Hill? Yes, and you'll probably be surprised to hear where progress is being...
  • If crisis persists, ODU predicts dramatic job loss

    If crisis persists, ODU predicts dramatic job loss
    Budget analysts and politicians generally agree: Although budget cuts under sequestration began Saturday, the public will not feel the full effect right away. President Obama characterized the fallout as "a tumble downward" as opposed to a sudden drop...
  • Some in Laurel facing sequestration with optimism, others brace for trickle-down effect

    When Congress and the White House failed to make a deal on budget cuts March 1, sequestration went into effect, requiring federal agencies to identify $85 billion in required cuts. The looming reductions, which will be spread across agencies —...
  • Key homeless veterans program spared from cuts

    Key homeless veterans program spared from cuts
    Finally, a small piece of good news on the federal budget front. A key program for homeless veterans in Hampton Roads that was a candidate for spending cuts has been spared. The program, funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development,...