2014 federal budget http://wamc.org en Still No Budget Deal In Albany http://wamc.org/post/still-no-budget-deal-albany <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are still struggling to come to a final budget agreement after the time for an expected announcement came and went on Friday. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:03:34 +0000 Karen DeWitt 86939 at http://wamc.org Still No Budget Deal In Albany Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-joe-courtney-9 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After months of gridlock in Washington, a budget agreement was reached.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there’s good news for the Nutmeg State in the deal.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 82632 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney U.S. Sen. Markey Vows To Work To Extend Unemployment Benefits http://wamc.org/post/us-sen-markey-vows-work-extend-unemployment-benefits <p>A two year, roughly $1 trillion federal spending plan is in the hands of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. But, the bipartisanship deal that has made it’s way through both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate does not address unemployment benefits set to run out by the end of the month.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 23:14:38 +0000 Jim Levulis 80517 at http://wamc.org U.S. Sen. Markey Vows To Work To Extend Unemployment Benefits What The Budget Deal Means http://wamc.org/post/what-budget-deal-means <p>A bipartisan budget deal won final approval in the Congress last week. It averts the threat of another government shutdown and eases the impact of the across-the-board&nbsp; spending cuts known as sequestration.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Jo Comerford, executive director of the National Priorities Project about what the budget deal means.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 17:55:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 80335 at http://wamc.org What The Budget Deal Means Education Groups Petition Senator Warren to Support Head Start http://wamc.org/post/education-groups-petition-senator-warren-support-head-start <p>While many kids are preparing for the start of the school, federal budget cuts are leaving some in Massachusetts unsure about what the school year holds.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 72054 at http://wamc.org Education Groups Petition Senator Warren to Support Head Start US Labor Department To Fund Veteran Jobs Searches http://wamc.org/post/us-labor-department-fund-veteran-jobs-searches <p>WASHINGTON – President Obama’s proposed 2014 federal budget includes an additional $100 million for the Department of Labor to spend on programs to better serve veterans and returning serving members seeking jobs.</p><p>With Castle Point and Montrose VA hospitals and their outpatient clinics in the Mid-Hudson Valley and nine job centers also located in the region, if approved, the additional funding would provide for more federal services for those job seekers, Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris told MidHudsonNews.com on Tuesday.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 12:48:17 +0000 Hank Gross 65807 at http://wamc.org US Labor Department To Fund Veteran Jobs Searches