Tuesday, February 26, 2013
As the deadline looms for $85 billion in federal spending cuts to kick in, take a look at what impacts might be felt in New Port Richey and Florida as a whole.
While politicians in Washington, D.C., continue a blame game over who is responsible for the $85 billion in federal spending cuts that automatically kick in this Friday, March 1, if action isn’t taken, state and local politicians are sounding off about the cuts and what they could mean to New Port Richey and Florida as a whole. State Sen. John Legg, R-Lutz, says the cuts on the federal level could cause Florida to have to freeze spending in some areas. If the sequester kicks in with across-the-board federal spending cuts, “Florida must immediately look at all our core services and find a way to freeze all other spending until rational minds prevail,” Legg said. Even so, Legg hopes a last-minute fix will be found. “It is my hope that …
Take a look at the predicted cuts Florida will see if the sequester goes into effect March 1.
Local, state and federal officials are warning that a stalemate in Washington, D.C., could lead to an estimated $85 billion in spending cuts that start kicking in as of March 1 unless Congress acts beforehand. Here’s just a brief listing of the funding Florida would lose in 2013 alone if the sequester kicks in Friday: See the PDF included with this story for more details about sequester-related spending cuts in Florida. What do you think about all this, West Pasco? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Not sure what all the sequester hoopla is about? This primer should help sort out why the $85 billion in federal spending cuts might start kicking in Friday, March 1.
As elected officials in Washington, D.C., continue to wrangle over the budget and deficit, some Floridians find themselves trying to figure out just what the sequester is and what the $85 billion in federal spending cuts might mean to them. The sequester was agreed to back in 2011 as part of the Budget Control Act. The agreement stated if Congress couldn’t reach a deal to cut spending and reduce the federal deficit on its own, the across-the-board cuts would go into effect, according to Forbes. Fast forward to 2013 and there’s no deal in sight. The Democrats want to see a combination of spending cuts and tax increases enacted. The Republicans say there have been enough tax increases already and budget woes should be handled through more …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The White House has released a document highlighting the deep cuts Florida will face if a deal isn’t reached before March 1. We’d like to get your take on the cuts and what should be done to avoid them.
Tampa Bay is a long way from Washington, D.C., but it’s often clear what happens there has very real, very dramatic impacts on our day to day life. Case in point: the upcoming “sequester,” which will impose $85 billion in automatic spending cuts on the federal government as of March 1 if a deal isn’t reached, according to The Huffington Post. Those cuts dig deep into just about every government agency imaginable from the federal to the local level. They affect the military, schools, law enforcement, air traffic control, food inspections and more. In Florida, the impacts this year alone, according to a document released by the White House (see attached PDF) could be staggering. Here are just a few of the impacts the White House says will …