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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:52 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:52:14 GMT
Police are searching for a man accused of opening fire into crowds standing outside a gas station and injuring two people early Sunday morning. The Plaquemine Police Department said Shannon Holmes Jr.,More >>
Police are searching for a man accused of opening fire into crowds standing outside a gas station and injuring two people early Sunday morning.More >>
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. More >>
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.More >>
Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of an 8-year-old Louisiana boy. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office reported on its Facebook page the body of Owen Black was found around 1 p.m. Sunday. Sheriff DavidMore >>
Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of an 8-year-old Louisiana boy. Officials said it is believed he drowned, but an investigation is ongoing.More >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
Investigators said a 12-year-old boy faces charges after accidentally shooting his 8-year-old brother Saturday. The injury is not considered life-threatening. 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.