sequestration

Hudson Valley News
7:52 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Sequestration could shut down Dutchess tower

Credit wikipedia commons

TOWN OF WAPPINGER – If sequestration kicks in today, aircraft operations at Dutchess County Airport could be severely impacted as Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-18) said on Thursday that the control tower faces shutdown. The tower is operated by federal FAA air traffic controllers and while Dutchess has no commercial traffic, it does have corporate helicopter service as well as corporate and creational aviation users.

Maloney said sequestration will negatively impact the regional economy.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Northern NY Congressman Expresses Frustration Over Lack of Action on Sequestration

Congressman Bill Owens

During a conference call Thursday, New York 21st District Democratic Congressman Bill Owens talked about his concerns over the sequestration cuts scheduled to take effect on Friday.

Congressman Owens is disappointed that while the president and Congressional leaders plan to meet, there has been no significant legislation, nor real conversation, to address the situation.

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New York News
6:25 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

North Country Business Weigh in on Sequestration

Credit Abir Anwar

The looming automatic federal budget cuts - or sequestration - will trickle down to all parts of the economy.  During a meeting on business confidence, northern New York officials predicted serious consequences for some economic sectors in the region.  They are also disappointed that Congress can’t, or won’t, work to find the 2-percent cuts in the federal budget.

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Hudson Valley News
10:51 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Congressman Maloney Talks Spending Cuts at West Point

Credit Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

Republican House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday called on the president to stop using the military as a campaign prop to demand more tax hikes and start working with his own Democratic-controlled Senate to act on a credible plan to avert sequestration. Meanwhile, a Democratic Congressman from the Hudson Valley visited with officials from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and spoke about the impending damage of sequestration on West Point.  

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 1

  Sequestration means across-the-board painful cuts.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s unhappy about the approaching sequester.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 1

  Sequestration means across-the-board painful cuts.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s unhappy about the approaching sequester.

Commentary & Opinion
3:35 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: The Disfunctional House

I’ve spoken often about why sequester type budget cuts threaten a weak economy and can worsen the debt. Today I want to talk about history.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Blair Horner: Sequestration Comes to Albany

The nation faces its latest budget crisis resulting from gridlock in Washington.  On March 1, budgetary “sequestration” kicks in.  Barring an unlikely last-minute deal, about $85 billion is set to be cut from military, domestic and certain health care programs beginning this Friday.

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New York News
1:54 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

White House Outlines How Budget Cuts Could Impact New York

Northeastern states are looking at some large cuts in federal aid for a variety of programs including education, military and environmental protection--- IF President Barack Obama can't come to a budget agreement with Congress by March 1st.

Late Sunday, the Obama Administration released a 50-state report, a concise list of "local effects" in the event the so-called "sequestration cuts" automatically kick in.

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New England News
12:17 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

White House Outlines How Budget Cuts Could Impact Massachusetts

Education and the military would take among the biggest hits in Massachusetts from the automatic cuts to the federal budget  that are  scheduled take hold this week absent a compromise between the White House and  Congressional Republicans.

The White House Sunday issued a report that said sequestration, as the budget cuts are called, would result in about 7000 civilian defense department workers being furloughed, reducing gross pay by more than $43 million.   Funding for military base operations would be cut by about $13 million.

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