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Senate vote: OK $85B cuts, avert shutdown

March 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits and to avoid a government shutdown just a week away. Continue Reading

Federal cuts will likely hit gradually

March 5, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesotans may not know what the word means, but starting last Friday, they began to feel the impact of automatic and deep federal budget cuts known as “sequestration.”
No one knows for sure how Minnesotans will be affected, but there is widespread agreement it will be felt. Continue Reading

Sequester kicks in: Effects, though gradual, to be felt nationally, statewide

February 28, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Minnesotans may not know what the word means, but starting today they begin to feel the impact of automatic and deep federal budget cuts known as “sequestration.” Continue Reading

Noem: House passed ‘targeted cuts’ that would have averted sequestration

February 28, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Noem issued blistering criticism of President Obama, calling him a poor leader for the nation.
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South Dakota faces federal cuts, furloughs

February 28, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota could lose at least $10 million in federal funding from automatic spending cuts set to take effect Friday, but Gov. Dennis Daugaard said he is most worried about what will happen in programs that educate struggling students and help low-income people heat their homes and put food on the table.
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Thune: Obama ignored bill for budget cut list

February 28, 2013 in The Daily Republic

President signed Sequestration Transparency Act in August.
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SD would feel deepest sequester pain, Pew Center study reports

February 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota would suffer the largest share of loss of federal grants as a percentage of state revenue from the sequestration. The federal grants that would be cut by the sequester total more than 10 percent of South Dakota’s state revenue.
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1,000 civilian Defense employees in SD would be furloughed under cuts

February 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March-September.
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Postal Service to cut Saturday mail

February 6, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WASHINGTON (AP) The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week, an apparent end-run around an unaccommodating Congress.
The service expects the Saturday mail cutback to begin the week of Aug. 5 and to save about $2 billion annually, said Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe. Continue Reading

Federal cuts threaten local agencies

September 6, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Earlier this week, Nobles County commissioners agreed to send letters to U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, as well as Rep. Tim Walz, regarding the possibility of significant federal budget cuts specific to health and human services. Continue Reading