Sequestration http://nhpr.org en Sequestration Hits Long-Term Unemployed In NH http://nhpr.org/post/sequestration-hits-long-term-unemployed-nh <p>The automatic federal budget cuts known as “Sequestration” will soon hit the long-term unemployed in New Hampshire.&nbsp; People who remain jobless for more than 26 weeks are eligible for federally-funded emergency unemployment benefits.&nbsp;</p><p>And those benefits will soon be cut.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:26:13 +0000 Amanda Loder 26173 at http://nhpr.org State Hopes To Boost Defense Industry As Sequester Cuts Loom http://nhpr.org/post/state-hopes-boost-defense-industry-sequester-cuts-loom <p>With <a href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/business/991817-464/bae-systems-to-lay-off-200-employees.html" target="_blank">mass layoffs</a> at <a href="http://www.baesystems.com/home?_afrLoop=8709238734000&amp;_afrWindowMode=0&amp;_afrWindowId=null&amp;baeSessionId=Mq3kRDBTkXch8h4r1T7m4j1zRyjNL4CWDLgdTnYCMgfkGnLpv8tF!-396828682#%40%3F_afrWindowId%3Dnull%26baeSessionId%3DMq3kRDBTkXch8h4r1T7m4j1zRyjNL4CWDLgdTnYCMgfkGnLpv8tF%2521-396828682%26_afrLoop%3D8709238734000%26_afrWindowMode%3D0%26_adf.ctrl-state%3D1cxirvw7gq_4" target="_blank">BAE Systems</a> and the future of the Portsmouth Naval Sh Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 23797 at http://nhpr.org SNHU Responds To Military Students Hit By Sequester http://nhpr.org/post/snhu-responds-military-students-hit-sequester <p>Until about two weeks ago, active duty armed service members could count on $4,500 a year to help pay for college tuition.&nbsp; But with the military suspending the benefit because of sequestration, <a href="http://www.snhu.edu" target="_blank">Southern New Hampshire University</a> is trying to bridge that gap.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:39:23 +0000 Amanda Loder 23703 at http://nhpr.org SNHU Responds To Military Students Hit By Sequester New Hampshire's Frustration Over Sequestration http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshires-frustration-over-sequestration <p>More than a year ago, Congress and the President agreed to these spending cuts, said to be so unpleasant they’d force leaders to craft a better deficit reduction plan.&nbsp;&nbsp; Now, with the cuts set to begin, some predict a major hit to our economy but others believe that fear is exaggerated. We’ll get the latest and reaction in the Granite State.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 22981 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Frustration Over Sequestration Sequestration...In Space! http://nhpr.org/post/sequestrationin-space <p>Sequestration cuts to the NASA budget will likely result in&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/02/27/sequestration-shovels-money-to-the-russians/">hundreds of millions of&nbsp;dollars lost</a> to the Russian government. Joining us to discuss this "self-defeating cash transfusion to Moscow" is <a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/author.cfm?id=1237">John Matson</a>. John is an associate editor who writes about space, physics and mathematics for Scientific American.</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22926 at http://nhpr.org Sequestration...In Space! Sequestration's Effects in New Hampshire Would Be Small, But Wide-Ranging http://nhpr.org/post/sequestrations-effects-new-hampshire-would-be-small-wide-ranging <p>The across-the-board budget cuts set to go into effect Friday will reduce funding for programs that help a broad range of Granite Staters, from pre-schoolers to senior citizens. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:07:47 +0000 Brian Wallstin 22850 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Says N.H. Needs To Prepare For Cuts http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-says-nh-needs-prepare-cuts <p>Governor Maggie Hassan says the automatic budget cuts known as the sequester “may very well happen.” Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:55:26 +0000 Josh Rogers 22600 at http://nhpr.org Maine's Senators Warn Of Sequestration's Consequences At Naval Yard http://nhpr.org/post/maines-senators-warn-sequestrations-consequences-naval-yard <p>Two Senators warned&nbsp; of what they call “horrendous”&nbsp; consequences for the workers and projects at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, if Department of Defense funds are sequestered. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:35:24 +0000 Roger Wood 22415 at http://nhpr.org Labor Unions Call For Action During The Lame Duck Session http://nhpr.org/post/labor-unions-call-action-during-lame-duck-session <p>New Hampshire labor unions are calling on Congressmen Bass and Guinta to avert automatic budget cuts, laid out in a deficit reduction deal between Democrats and Republicans last year. As things stand now, on January 1st mandatory budget cuts will be imposed on defense spending, Medicare, and discretionary spending – unless the current members of Congress do something to stop them.</p><p>No matter who wins on November 6<sup>th</sup>, President of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Mark Mackenzie says, it will be this year’s lame duck Congress who will have to deal with automatic cuts.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:41:06 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 14819 at http://nhpr.org Labor Unions Call For Action During The Lame Duck Session McCain and Ayotte Discuss Potential Cuts to Defense Budget http://nhpr.org/post/mccain-and-ayotte-discuss-potential-cuts-defense-budget <p>Senators John McCain of Arizona and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire stopped in Merrimack today as a part of their tour to discuss pending cuts to the defense budget.</p><p>McCain and Ayotte are seeking a bipartisan effort to prevent the Congress-enacted sequestration from going into effect January 1, 2013.</p><p>The sequestration was supported across party lines last year as incentive for each side to reach a compromise over the budget.</p><p>Since Congress could not reach an agreement, severe cuts to social programs and defense will automatically go into effect this January.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:32:21 +0000 Tina Forbes 9848 at http://nhpr.org McCain and Ayotte Discuss Potential Cuts to Defense Budget