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  • Where is the Democrats' plan to avoid sequestration?

    Where is the Democrats' plan to avoid sequestration?
    Chicken Little is alive and well writing editorials for The Sun ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). The world will apparently come to an end when the sequester, better known as budget cuts, goes into effect on March 1. These budget cuts are apparently far...
  • Sequester's Looming Meat Ax Coming At Connecticut

    Sequester's Looming Meat Ax Coming At Connecticut
    Deficit-hawk Republicans say the $85 billion across-the-board budget cuts that begin Friday under the sequester banner, unless Congress regains its senses, won't make much of an impact on a $3.5 trillion budget. They're wrong. It could cost thousands,...
  • Ports of L.A., Long Beach warn of delays if sequestration occurs

    Ports of L.A., Long Beach warn of delays if sequestration occurs
    Operations at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may slow if automatic spending cuts go into effect Friday, port officials said, as fewer U.S. customs officers would delay the flow of international cargo through the massive sea ports. Officials...
  • Obama: Sequestration demands a compromise

    Obama: Sequestration demands a compromise
    President Barack Obama made a late appeal for compromise to stave off across-the-board cuts Tuesday in a speech at Newport News Shipbuilding. He called sequestration – the budgetary term for the cuts – an ugly word, and an even uglier...
  • Social Security Administration will avoid furloughs, union says

    Social Security Administration will avoid furloughs, union says
    WASHINGTON -- Officials at the Woodlawn-based Social Security Administration informed employees they do not anticipate furloughs when across-the-board federal budget cuts go into effect, the union that represents many of those workers said Thursday. The...
  • Md. lawmakers say budget cuts could harm BWI

    Md. lawmakers say budget cuts could harm BWI
    With the BWI Marshall Airport terminal as a backdrop, Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation took turns Friday bashing mandatory federal budget cuts they said could harm not only air travel but local businesses that rely on passenger...
  • Fiscal crisis ahead is self inflicted [Commentary]

    Drawing parallels between government spending policy and household finances has its perils. There's an extraordinary difference in scale, for one thing. And there's the matter that people will often argue against government debt on the grounds that debt...
  • Letter from Hopkins executives outlines impact of federal budget cuts

    Letter from Hopkins executives outlines impact of federal budget cuts
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System leadership sent this letter today outlining how much federal budget cuts will cost the medical system.   From: Paul B. Rothman and Ronald R. Peterson [mailto:jhmedexec@jhmi.edu]  Sent: Friday, March 01,...
  • 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 —...
  • Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle

    Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle
    Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
  • Costa Mesa court cases moving to Westminster

    Criminal and traffic cases from Costa Mesa will soon be heard in Westminster court, officials said Tuesday. Newport Beach's Harbor Justice Center will handle Costa Mesa misdemeanor and felony cases filed before March 18. The West Justice Center, at...