sequestration http://ripr.org en Reed and Whitehouse Hear About The Effects of the Sequester In Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/reed-and-whitehouse-hear-about-effects-sequester-rhode-island <p>Rhode Island’s two US senators say the across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester are having a negative effect across the Ocean State.&nbsp; Reports, the impact of those cuts was the focus of a forum in Providence Wednesday.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Rhode Island Housing, which recently lost 30 employees partly due to federal spending cuts, was the site of the forum hosted by Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse.</p><p></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:05:11 +0000 Ian Donnis 20822 at http://ripr.org Reed Brings $1.5M to Woonsocket's Head Start Program http://ripr.org/post/reed-brings-15m-woonsockets-head-start-program <p>Senator Jack Reed is in Woonsocket Tuesday, bringing a gift from the federal government.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Senator Jack Reed has secured $1.5 million for the Woonsocket Head Start program.&nbsp; The money won’t be enough to make up for sequestration cuts, according to Reed’s office.</p><p>Woonsocket will still lose 30 Head Start slots this fall. Statewide, some 370 slots will be lost.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:07:49 +0000 Flo Jonic 20692 at http://ripr.org Reed Brings $1.5M to Woonsocket's Head Start Program Thousands of Navy Workers Across RI Start Taking Unpaid Days Off http://ripr.org/post/thousands-navy-workers-across-ri-start-taking-unpaid-days <p>Thousands of civilians who work for the Navy started taking unpaid furlough days this week as part of federal budget tightening known as “sequestration.” It’s affecting operations at the Naval Station Newport and 49 other facilities.</p><p>From this week through the end of September, some 4,200 civilian Navy employees will each take 11 furlough days. That’s a 20 percent pay cut for employees, said Naval Station Newport spokeswoman Lisa Woodbury Rama who took her first furlough day on Monday.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 07:38:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 18140 at http://ripr.org Thousands of Navy Workers Across RI Start Taking Unpaid Days Off Bay Swim Loses Navy Support http://ripr.org/post/bay-swim-loses-navy-support <p></p><p>A fundraiser swim across Narragansett Bay is in jeopardy because of federal sequestration.&nbsp; The environmental group Save the Bay says the Navy can no longer help host the summer event that’s been going on for more than 30 years in Newport.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:53:35 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13476 at http://ripr.org Quonset Air Show Cancelled Thanks to Sequestration http://ripr.org/post/quonset-air-show-cancelled-thanks-sequestration <p>This year's Quonset Air Show is being canceled due to federal sequestration budget cuts. &nbsp;The cutbacks led to all of the air show's military acts pulling out of the event. &nbsp;Under Defense Department rules, the air show could not consist of only civilian air acts. &nbsp;</p><p>The air show regularly draws over 100,000 people over the last weekend in June. &nbsp;The air show has been running for over twenty years at Quonset Point. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:21:13 +0000 Dave Fallon 13468 at http://ripr.org Fate of Quonset Air Show Decided by Friday http://ripr.org/post/fate-quonset-air-show-decided-friday <p>The Rhode Island Air National Guard says it will know by Friday whether or not to hold the Quonset Air Show this year. &nbsp;The show is threatened by the impact of federal sequestration cuts.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:50:17 +0000 Flo Jonic 13369 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Will Soon Feel Effects of Sequestration Cuts http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-will-soon-feel-effects-sequestration-cuts <p>It’s been a month since the so-called “sequestration” cuts went into effect, the $85 billion in slashed federal spending for the rest of 2013.&nbsp; Although the Defense Department will shoulder half the cuts, the Rhode Island National Guard says it has heard of no immediate changes. But the hammer’s coming down on social service programs.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Flo Jonic 12663 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Will Soon Feel Effects of Sequestration Cuts Can Rhode Island Survive Sequestration? http://ripr.org/post/can-rhode-island-survive-sequestration <p>Most Rhode Islanders by now have adopted a my-eyes-glaze over attitude towards a dysfunctional federal government that careens from one self-inflicted crisis to another. The latest is the so-called sequester, the arbitrary cuts in federal spending that loom because Democrats and Republicans in Congress can’t seem to act like grown-ups and figure out how to deal with taxing and spending.</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 17:27:42 +0000 Scott MacKay 11266 at http://ripr.org Can Rhode Island Survive Sequestration? RI economy to suffer sequester foolishness http://ripr.org/post/ri-economy-suffer-sequester-foolishness <p>Rhode Island’s economy is finally showing signs of emerging from the recession. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay tells us how the sequester fiasco in Washington threatens our state’s progress.</p><p>Most Rhode Islanders by now have adopted a my-eyes-glaze over attitude towards a dysfunctional federal government that careens from one self-inflicted crisis to another. The latest is the so-called sequester, the arbitrary cuts in federal spending that loom because Democrats and Republicans in Congress can’t seem to act like grown-ups and figure out how to deal with taxing and spending.</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 17:22:36 +0000 Scott MacKay 11265 at http://ripr.org Congressman Jim Langevin Worried About Sequestration Cuts http://ripr.org/post/congressman-jim-langevin-worried-about-sequestration-cuts <p style="margin-left:-.25in;">If the so-called sequester takes effect, 2<sup>nd</sup> District Congressman Jim Langevin says programs in Rhode Island will suffer, from education, to defense, to nutrition programs and public health. Langevin is concerned that what he terms the “indiscriminate” $85 billion in cuts will lead to economic slowdowns, starting as soon as next month.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:56:29 +0000 Jehane Samaha 11222 at http://ripr.org