Federal Budget http://nhpr.org en Shaheen: Budget Deal A 'Down Payment' Toward Nation's Financial Issues http://nhpr.org/post/shaheen-budget-deal-down-payment-toward-nations-financial-issues <p></p><p>New Hampshire U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen says the Senate should pass the two-year budget plan the House passed by a wide margin last week.</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:13:19 +0000 Michael Brindley 40225 at http://nhpr.org Shaheen: Budget Deal A 'Down Payment' Toward Nation's Financial Issues Social Security, Back In The Spotlight http://nhpr.org/post/social-security-back-spotlight <p>With the next big federal budget battle looming, there’s a lot of talk this time that Social Security and other entitlement programs must be part of any debt-reduction conversation.&nbsp; But other voices are pushing back, saying this is the wrong place to look for savings - given the vital importance of this program to so many Americans.</p><p> <strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 37997 at http://nhpr.org Social Security, Back In The Spotlight Sen. Shaheen: Congress Must Pass Budget To Avoid Another Last-Minute Deal http://nhpr.org/post/sen-shaheen-congress-must-pass-budget-avoid-another-last-minute-deal <div><div><p></p><p>U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen says by getting to work now on a long-term spending plan, Congress can hopefully avoid another last-minute deal like the one reached earlier this week.</p><p>Senator Shaheen says one of the positive things to come out of the resolution to the partial government was the establishment of a committee of conference focused on crafting a federal budget.</p><p>During a stop at a business in Salem on Friday, Shaheen says that committee has already started its work.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:55:06 +0000 Michael Brindley 37030 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Shaheen: Congress Must Pass Budget To Avoid Another Last-Minute Deal Federal Shutdown Expands To Privately Run Campgrounds In National Forests http://nhpr.org/post/federal-shutdown-expands-privately-run-campgrounds-national-forests <p>The shutdown of the federal government is expanding to include privately run campgrounds in national forests across the country, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service said late Thursday.</p><p>&ldquo;We are in the process of shutting these operations down at facilities across the country due to the lapse in funding,&rdquo; wrote spokesman Leo Kay in an e-mail. &ldquo;Some closures have already taken place while others are still in progress.&rdquo;</p><p>That is expected to include twenty-two campgrounds in The White Mountain National Forest operated by Pro Sports Inc. of Campton.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 36162 at http://nhpr.org Federal Shutdown Expands To Privately Run Campgrounds In National Forests Government Shutdown Showdown http://nhpr.org/post/government-shutdown-showdown <p>With a partial Government closing now in effect &ndash; some services will continue, such as the military and the mail. But others won&rsquo;t- from National forests and Parks to federally-backed loans.&nbsp;&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll look at the politics and the economics of this, and gauge reaction in the granite state.</p><p></p><p> <strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 35900 at http://nhpr.org Government Shutdown Showdown N.H. Domestic Violence Services Struggle After State, Federal Cuts http://nhpr.org/post/cuts-force-nh-domestic-violence-programs-turn-away-some-seeking-help <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Domestic violence programs in New Hampshire are turning away some of the people coming to them for help each year.&nbsp; This follows a series of state and federal budget cuts. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:13:01 +0000 Amanda Loder 32553 at http://nhpr.org Political Science Under Attack http://nhpr.org/post/political-science-under-attack <p>Two weeks ago, Congress passed a continuing budget resolution that included an amendment to cease all funding of political science research. Currently, Poly-Sci gets about ten million dollars a year in support from the national science foundation. In a recent <a href="http://www.psmag.com/blogs/seth-masket/congress-nsf-political-science-budget-54283/" target="_blank">series of posts</a> on <em>Pacific Standard</em>, <strong>Seth Masket</strong>, political scientist at the University of Denver, says his field has become a new political punching bag. We’ve asked Seth on to tell us why…and why he thinks such research matters.</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:37:31 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25118 at http://nhpr.org Political Science Under Attack The Budget Sequester's Impact On The Environment http://nhpr.org/post/budget-sequesters-impact-environment <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><br><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u>: What does the budget sequester that recently took hold mean for the environment?</strong><em>-- Jane Burgos, Los Angeles, CA</em></p><p></p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 24312 at http://nhpr.org The Budget Sequester's Impact On The Environment The Federal Budget Versus The Household Budget http://nhpr.org/post/federal-budget-versus-household-budget <p>Politicians, economists, and pundits consistently compare the federal budget to a family budget, so it follows that like a family with a stack of bills on the kitchen table, government must tighten its belt and live within its means. Whether accurate or not, it’s an easy metaphor for a complicated problem and an almost dizzying amount of line items, deficit columns and numbers followed by lots and lots of zeros. We asked an economist to help us take the analogy a step further. What would the federal budget look like when scaled down to a real household budget? And is that an accurate comparison? With us today, <strong>Matthew J. Slaughter</strong>, Associate Dean for Faculty at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.</p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:05:33 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21733 at http://nhpr.org Top Dem Of House Budget Committee Targets Ryan Plan In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/top-dem-house-budget-committee-targets-ryan-plan-nh <p>Democratic Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen from came to New Hampshire Wednesday to talk about the federal budget with prominent state democrats and business leaders on behalf of the Obama campaign.</p><p>As the top Democrat in the House Budget Committee, Chris Van Hollen has spoken out against Paul Ryan and his budget. Now, he is doing the same thing, this time for the Obama Presidential Campaign, by visiting swing states like New Hampshire.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:59:51 +0000 Ryan Lessard 10960 at http://nhpr.org Top Dem Of House Budget Committee Targets Ryan Plan In N.H.