budget cuts http://publicradioeast.org en Sequestion Impacts on Eastern North Carolina http://publicradioeast.org/post/sequestion-impacts-eastern-north-carolina <p>Local governments, schools and military bases are bracing for the impacts of sequestration.&nbsp; We explore how the series of automatic cuts will impact eastern North Carolina.</p><p>The series of automatic cuts to government spending called sequestration will total more than a trillion dollars in savings over the next 10 years.&nbsp; The expenses of those savings is now beginning to ripple through our area, as L.C. Morris explains.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:19:45 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 10187 at http://publicradioeast.org Sequestration's Impact in ENC http://publicradioeast.org/post/sequestrations-impact-enc <p>At some point before Friday at midnight, the President is expected to order across-the-board budget cuts to save $1.2 trillion dollars over the next ten years.&nbsp; Jared Brumbaugh spoke with Congressman G.K. Butterfield about how sequestration could impact eastern North Carolina.</p><p><em>“It appears it’s too late, that it’s definitely going to happen.”</em></p><p>If the sequestration goes forward, most of the effects could be felt in our area immediately.&nbsp; Butterfield says military readiness and middle class families would be hit the hardest.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:41:29 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 8315 at http://publicradioeast.org