You are browsing the archive for sequester.

Fargo AirSo canceled on heels of Blue Angels cancellation

April 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The Fargo AirSho scheduled for Aug. 10-11 has been canceled, a decision that comes after the Navy’s Blue Angels flying team canceled the rest of its season because of federal budget cuts. Continue Reading

Painted Canyon may open after all: ‘Unexpected savings’ offsets costs of staffing

April 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Painted Canyon Overlook could be open by Memorial Day, the superintendent of Theodore Roosevelt National Park said. Continue Reading

USDA will cut direct payments

April 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture will cut the direct payments for all crop farmers by 8.5 percent this year, not just for farmers who would be required to pay back certain other payments, a representative for the USDA’s Farm Service Agency has confirmed. Continue Reading

Interior Dept. cuts mineral payments to 35 states

March 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. The U.S. Department of Interior is cutting federal mineral payments to 35 states by about $110 million this fiscal year as part of the automatic federal spending cuts that started this month. Continue Reading

Waiting for sequestration in a basement bunker

March 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The first time I heard the word sequestration, I knew it spelled trouble. I thought they were saying that we should see Quester, as if it were the latest horror show. It was. Continue Reading

Gridlock: No budging at the budget-cuts deadline

March 1, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Gridlocked once more, President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders refused to budge in their budget standoff Friday as $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts bore down on individual Americans and the nation’s still-recovering economy. Continue Reading

Beam me up, Yoda: Obama won’t do ‘Jedi mind meld’

March 1, 2013 in The Daily Republic

He’s not a dictator and won’t entertain the idea of a “Jedi mind meld” with opponents. There’s no “secret formula or special sauce” he can slip foes to make them see things his way. And not to worry, he says, the situation may look dire but won’t be an “apocalypse.” Continue Reading

Obama, congressional leaders meet at White House

March 1, 2013 in The Daily Republic

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders are meeting at the White House, with billions of dollars in automatic budget cuts ready to start kicking in. 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

Reduced Theodore Roosevelt National Park services? Popular ND attraction could take hard sequester hit

February 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

With the deadline for $85 million in automatic federal budget cuts looming, employees at Theodore Roosevelt National Park are paying particularly close attention. Continue Reading