Federal Budget

No Deal To Delay Sequestration Cuts, Illinois Could Be Hit HardWith no deal in sight to avoid $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts – known as the sequester – airports could see delays, some public services might be disrupted, and many federal workers could be forced to take lower pay, layoffs, or mandatory furloughs.
3 Democratic Candidates Fight GOP On Medicare, BudgetA trio of Democrats has banded together to campaign for Congress against Republicans on the issue of Medicare, and the budget.
Illinois Farmers Worry They'll Be Left Behind In Federal BudgetA so-called “super-committee” has been formed to tackle federal budget cuts, but some farmers worry agriculture won’t get a fair seat at the table.
Roskam: Disaster Relief Funds Might Become Big Budget BattleDisaster relief aid for those impacted by Hurricane Irene and other spring and summer storms may be the next big budget battle in Congress.
Kirk: Budget Fight Was 'Overly Dramatic'Sen. Mark Kirk predicted a final-hour agreement on a stopgap spending bill. But that is not why Illinois' junior senator is pleased with the budget compromise announced late Friday.
Activists Protest Federal Budget Cuts To Poverty ProgramsThe poor - and those who work to help the poor - held a large noontime rally in the Loop to protest what they say are federal budget cuts that will leave them in the lurc
CBS 2 School: See Mo’ GreenToday’s performers mean to do more than entertain. Sounds like they want to teach.
CBS 2 School: Budget BasicsYou had to know your GSL (Government as a Secondary Language) if you expected to understand the big budget news last week.
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