Spending Cuts

Third Time’s the Harm: PA Budget Leaves School Construction In the Lurch Three Years Running

Third Time’s the Harm: PA Budget Leaves School Construction In the Lurch Three Years Running
The Pennsylvania budget will contain a moratorium on construction spending by school districts for the third straight year, meaning schools in need of repair will have to find solutions without state aid. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s construction cuts began in 2012, when he cut funding to new applications, thus stalling 354 projects in various stages of construction and capital across the Commonwealth. The state’s Department of Education has estimated that it would take at least $1.6 billion to reimburse all projects.
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Majoring in Fiction: Fund-Slashing CT Gov Touts Higher Ed at Press Conference

Majoring in Fiction: Fund-Slashing CT Gov Touts Higher Ed at Press Conference
Connecticut's right-leaning, education-slashing governor, Dannel Malloy, touted in a press conference Wednesday the "major investment" he was making in Connecticut's public education. After a 5% cut in overall education spending, that is a bold statement, indeed.
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The Stealth Sequester

The Stealth Sequester
So far, the much-dreaded “sequester” — some $85 billion in federal spending cuts between March and September 30 — hasn’t been evident to most Americans. Take a closer look, though, and Americans are starting to feel the pain. They just don’t know it yet.
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The Corporate Betrayal of America

The Corporate Betrayal of America
Multinational corporations have built their businesses on the backs of American taxpayers. Yet they've turned around and mocked us with declining tax payments, low wages and dwindling retirement support.
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Pentagon Warns Congress to Get It Together or 800,000 Civilian Workers Will Be Affected

Pentagon Warns Congress to Get It Together or  800,000 Civilian Workers Will Be Affected
In a written message to employees, Panetta said that he notified members of Congress Wednesday that if the White House and Congress cannot strike a deficit reduction deal before March 1 to avoid the furloughs, all affected workers will get at least 30 days' advance notice.
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