Sequester Watch, #26

October 15th, 2013 at 11:03 am

To their credit, people keep asking me “what’s going on with sequestration?”   Well, here’s our 26th (!) post tracking just that.  More on Head Start, housing, the military, and others still getting whacked by this.

It is to their credit that Senate Democrats have recently added replacing sequestration cuts to the ongoing fiscal negotiations.  When a problem like this drags on for this long, the danger is that it becomes the new normal.  That’s bad fiscal policy, bad social policy, and just plain bad.

‘This is a crisis’: Social service workers speak about sequester impacts with congressman
October 7, 2013
By Michelle Caffrey
South Jersey Times

Sequester Series: The Longest Wait
October 10, 2013
By Alex Kacik
Mission & State (Santa Barbara)

U.S. House Democrats: Sequestration Has Squeezed Schools
October 10, 2013
By Alyson Klein
Education Week

Sequestration Forcing Elderly & Disabled New Yorkers From Their Homes
October 10, 2013
By Christopher Robbins
Gothamist

Defense-heavy Georgia cities feel largest impact of sequestration
October 10, 2013
By Walter Jones
Athens Banner-Herald (Georgia)

Sequestration: March cuts still affecting Head Start in Pinal County
October 10, 2013
Susan Randall
Casa Grande Dispatch

Sequester: ‘From Merely Stupid to Dangerous’
October 11, 2013
By Peter Coy
Bloomberg Businessweek

Full Impact of Sequester Yet to be Felt, BPC Study Finds
October 11, 2013
PR Newswire

Report: Sequestration, Military Budget Cuts Hurting National Security
October 11, 2013
By Daniel Wiser
Washington Free Beacon

Air Force: Sequester, shutdown imperil crews and missions
October 12, 2013
By Rowan Scarborough
Washington Times

Federal Employees Bracing for Second Round of Sequestration, First Command Reports
October 12, 2013
By Kelly Twedell
Patch Texas

Sequestration still matters
October 14, 2013
By Walter Pincus
Washington Post

The Courthouse Is Closed: Even before the shutdown, federal courts had already been crippled by the sequester.
October 14, 2013
By Dahlia Lithwick
Slate

Sequester’s Body Blow To Scientists
October 14, 2013
Mike Sacks
HuffPost Live

Sequester cuts put BHA on path to wipe out reserve for aid
October 14, 2013
By Jack Encarnacao
Boston Herald

Sequestration will hit Minnesotans’ housing aid
October 14, 2013
By Bob Shaw
Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

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