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Budget cuts nix $90M in federal college aid

WASHINGTON — Schools near military bases and tribal lands will face a $60 million shortfall between now and September and aid to college students will be cut by almost $90 million, according to the Education Department’s plan to carry out the automatic spending cuts mandated by Congress.

April 29, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…
Defense cuts bigger threat to small AZ firms

Defense cuts bigger threat to small AZ firms

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February 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Defense cuts bigger threat to small AZ firms

Defense cuts bigger threat to small AZ firms

PHOENIX - Smaller companies with contracts to supply products and services to Arizona's top-tier aerospace and defense companies face the greatest threat if sequestration cuts take effect, according to a new report.

February 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: The sequester is going to hurt, no matter what the seed-eaters say

Barring any last minute "miracles" to call off this Congress-inflicted fiasco, automatic federal budget cuts will kick in. The reductions total $1.2 trillion spread over nine years. The first cuts will be $85 billion by the end of September.

February 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: Balancing Act is a fair alternative to pain, misery of sequestration

Guest Column: Balancing Act is a fair alternative to pain, misery of sequestration

"There is no flexibility. Nearly everyone will be affected."

February 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: Balancing Act is a fair alternative to pain, misery of sequestration

Guest Column: Balancing Act is a fair alternative to pain, misery of sequestration

The massive federal budget cuts that will start Friday as part of the "sequester" will damage our economic recovery and mean fewer services here in Southern Arizona. Strip away the conservative economic theories and party-line rhetoric and that's the reality we're facing.

February 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

White House did initiate automatic spending cuts

Misunderstanding, misstatements and all the classic contortions of partisan message management surround the sequester, the term for the $85 billion in ugly and largely irrational federal spending cuts set by law to begin Friday.

February 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Sequester expected to take a toll in Southern Arizona

Sequester expected to take a toll in Southern Arizona

Southern Arizonans can expect a rash of negative effects if that strange-sounding thing called the sequester comes to pass Friday.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Inane blame game rages on as sequester looms

We are just days away from a cataclysm of biblical proportions. The cuts foretold in the Budget Control Act of 2011 apparently are every bit as terrifying as rivers of blood and plagues of locusts.

February 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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