WASHINGTON – District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray says automatic federal spending cuts have led to a slowdown of the district’s economy. Gray’s comments at a news conference Tuesday came on the first day of…
If automatic federal spending cuts — known as sequestration — were going to pinch, perhaps it\’s no surprise that the federal city is saying \”ouch!\”
Commuting this week may seem more like the dog days of August
when everybody is out of town on vacation.
U.S. Naval Academy officials say federal budget cuts could lead to canceled classes.
First air traffic controllers. Then the Capital Police. Now staffers at Walter Reed are getting furlough notices and that has one veterans groups fuming that care could suffer for injured troops returning from Afghanistan.
Even as thousands flock to the D.C. area to observe Memorial Day, police presence in the region is being scaled back: Sequester cuts are forcing furloughs in the U.S. Park Police and other agencies.
While the Blue Angels have canceled all shows in light of sequestration, the Ocean City Air Show will happen as scheduled.
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner says a piecemeal approach to the sequester isn\’t going to help lawmakers agree to a grand deal that would address the nation\’s budget problems.
Stephen Fuller, director of the Center for
Regional Analysis at George Mason
University, says the region\’s economy is
still growing, housing prices are up and the
unemployment rate is still low.
Sequestration has spurred a lot of grim conversation about federal job loss.
With no deal yet to stop automatic, federal
cuts, the threat of unpaid leave looms for
As economic policy goes, experts say, the
automatic spending cuts that kick in Friday are –
to use a technical term – bone-headed.
Planes at Frederick County\’s airport could be
grounded under sequestration and some people could
lose their jobs.
A Rockville continuing care retirement community
that depends on state aid to assist senior
patients with rehabilitation care says it\’s
concerned the impending sequestration
March 1 is the sequestration deadline. Does anyone