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North Country News
5:52 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Advocates Meet With Sanders to Discuss Vermont Sequestration Impact

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The automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration have begun and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is raising concerns about the potential impact on Vermonters. 

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North Country News
9:40 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Vermont's Sanders Discusses Budget Battle

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says the automatic federal budget cuts are hurting Vermonters.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Advocates Say Budget Cuts Put Low Income Vermonters at Risk

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Low income advocates joined U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Monday to warn that the automatic federal budget cuts will harm low income Vermonters.

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Central New York News
12:31 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Advocates: Sequester Hurts Utica/Central New York

Community organizations and agencies gathered in Utica today to call on Washington to repeal sequestration and support measures that will help close the federal deficit without hurting vulnerable groups.   

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Politics of Sequestration and Fracking in NY : 3/5/13

President Barack Obama talks with Congressional leaders prior to the Rosa Parks statue unveiling ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2013. Pictured, from left, are: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Assistant Democratic House Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C.; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
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Today we are discussing two hot topics – how the so-called sequester could affect the 2014 midterm elections, and fracking in New York.

The budget cuts known as sequestration took effect last Friday, and while the overall effects of the cuts on national and local economies and government efficiency have yet to be realized, the effect of the cuts on the national political landscape may be coming into focus this week.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Report Reveals Sequester's Impact on Community Health Centers and Underserved Populations

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According to a recent analysis, community health centers and residents of medically underserved areas will be hard hit by federal budget cuts through sequestration.

The report released Monday as part of a collaborative study between the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy, part of the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Washington University, and the RCHN Community Health Foundation, reveals that due to federal budget cuts through sequestration, the nation’s 1,200 community health programs will lose $120 million in funding.

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The Roundtable
9:20 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Question of the Day - Sequester?

What do you make of the sequester?

US News
8:42 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Economists were opposed to automatic spending cuts

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Most business economists opposed the automatic spending cuts that took effect Friday night amid the gridlock between President Obama and Congress.

But they overwhelmingly support efforts to reduce the deficit over the next 10 years.

That's according to a survey released Monday of 196 members of the National Association for Business Economics.

The survey, done from Jan. 21 to Feb. 13, gave some support to both sides in the U.S. government budget debate.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Mass. Life Sciences Industry Would Take Hard Hit from Sequester

According to analysis from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, federal budget cuts to research funding including grants from the National Institutes of Health could mean a loss of $127 million in Massachusetts. New York coulld lose $104 million.

Jennifer Zeitzer, Director of Legislative Affairs for FASEB, said that for the Bay State, the cuts could slow a fast growing life sciences industry.

FASEB estimates that all recipient institutions may have to cut their budgets by 5.1%

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New England News
6:03 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Economists Hopeful About Massachusetts Growth

There is great uncertainty about the impact the federal budget cuts, through the process known as sequestration, will have on the Massachusetts economy.   But regional economists remain cautiously optimistic, according to an analysis released this week.  

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