Friday, May 10 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-05-10 19:49:29 GMT
(RNN) - Small airport towers that faced closure due to sequestration received another reprieve from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement on FridayMore >>
The U.S Department of Transportation announced an extension of the 149 air traffic control towers that were scheduled to closed will remain open until Sept. 30.More >>
Friday, April 5 2013 2:47 PM EDT2013-04-05 18:47:20 GMT
(RNN) - The Federal Aviation Administration said it will delay the closure of 149 air traffic control towers at small airports until June, according to the AP. In March the agency made the decision toMore >>
The Federal Aviation Administration said it will delay the closure of 149 air traffic control towers at small airports until June, according to the AP.More >>
Monday, March 18 2013 8:43 AM EDT2013-03-18 12:43:27 GMT
(RNN) – Will it or won't it? As people fill out their tax forms this year, they ponder whether or not the sequester will delay their anticipated refunds. The short answer is no, but that is by no meansMore >>
The sequester will not affect returns. However, the last-minute passing of the American Taxpayer Relief Act pushed back the start of tax season to Feb. 8.More >>
Saturday, March 2 2013 12:48 AM EST2013-03-02 05:48:05 GMT
(RNN) - Hours before the budget cuts known as sequestration were set to take effect, President Barack Obama has signed the order to begin $85 billion in across the board reductions.Copyright 2013 RaycomMore >>
Hours before the budget cuts known as sequestration were set to take effect, President Barack Obama has signed the order to begin $85 billion in across the board reductions. More >>
Friday, March 1 2013 7:03 AM EST2013-03-01 12:03:14 GMT
Is the sequestration scare an exaggeration or a sign that the military is an indispensable part of our economy? More >>
One oft-cited study says sequestration cuts to military spending will cost about a million jobs and the nation's security will be compromised. But is that an exaggeration or a sign that the military is an indispensable part of our economy?More >>
HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
While the stalemate is in Washington D.C., one Tri-state program is already bracing for the potential cuts that would come with the sequester.
The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency disperses federal funding for early education programs. Verline Dotson is in charge of doling out that money to Hamilton County's Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
"The unknown was even more unraveling when I first heard about it," she told FOX19 News.
When she found out the cuts could go to 8%, Dotson got out the calculator. By her math, the sequester could result in a $1.9 million cut which she says would likely mean a reduction of 300 students out of their current 3,666.
"We know how important and critical these early years are," Dotson said. "To have those interrupted because we can't make a decision on the Hill it is quite alarming."
Dotson worries the cuts would have a ripple effect reaching far beyond the classroom to contracted services like buses and food vendors.
She says the waiting game takes an emotional toll on teachers and parents.
"Each time we extend it, it just raises the anxiety level even higher," she told FOX19.
"The most persuasive emotion is fear," Dr. Gene Beaupre explained. "I think [politicians] use it although I don't think they would go beyond what is the possible."
Xavier political science professor Gene Beaupre says Washington politicians often use public outrage to play to their agendas.
"There's lots of games of chicken but this is like for the whole hen house," he said. "I think this is Titanic in its scope."
While Beaupre says it is impossible to know if the sequester will be realized, he does not believe it will last long if it does come to that.
"It can't persist for any period of time," he said. "It becomes a self inflicted wound for everybody that's involved in the discussion."
"We are hoping that these guys will come to a conclusion that we do not have to experience this," Dotson said.
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:35 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:35:23 GMT
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.Margie Hamm, 34, was arrested and charged with homicide by child abuse, according to the Columbia Police Department.PoliceMore >>
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:52 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:52:35 GMT
The oldest excuse in the book did not work for a Nacogdoches woman behind on her child support Wednesday, according to Nacogdoches County authorities.According to the report, a deputy arrived on the 11,000More >>
The oldest excuse in the book did not work for a Nacogdoches woman behind on her child support Wednesday, according to Nacogdoches County authorities.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 1:52 PM EDT2013-05-23 17:52:47 GMT
Lindale Independent School District was contacted this week by the Freedom from Religion Foundation about a music program scheduled at E.J. Moss Intermediate school on Thursday evening. According to ElizabethMore >>
Lindale Independent School District was contacted this week by the Freedom from Religion Foundation about a music program scheduled at E.J. Moss Intermediate school on Thursday evening.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:03 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:03:05 GMT
Dozens of East Texas soldiers are home with their families for the first time in more than a year. The forty men and women of Delta Company 3-144 spent nine of the last 16 months serving in Afghanistan. TheMore >>
Forty men and women of Delta Company 3-144 are home after spending more than a year away from family and friends.More >>