sequester http://kuer.org en Congressman Bishop Says Hill Furloughs Avoidable http://kuer.org/post/congressman-bishop-says-hill-furloughs-avoidable <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Many civilian employees at Hill Air Force Base are facing another day without pay this week, while Congressman Rob Bishop argues the Defense Department could have avoided the furloughs under the federal sequester.</p><p>The Ogden Air Logistics Complex – by far the largest unit at Hill – gets most of its support from the Defense Working Capital Fund, which was not subject to the sequester.&nbsp; But he says the Obama administration made a political decision to spread the cuts out over a large group of civilian workers.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:05:22 +0000 Dan Bammes 32257 at http://kuer.org Congressman Bishop Says Hill Furloughs Avoidable KUER News Pod: Tuesday May 14, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-may-14-2013 <p>The U.S. government tries to stop a new Utah law from going into effect, sequestration could have a large impact on wildfire season, and local fallen police officers are honored in Washington D.C.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F92180109&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 17:47:08 +0000 Brian Grimmett 29260 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday May 14, 2013 Ogden-Hinckley Tower Stays For Now http://kuer.org/post/ogden-hinckley-tower-stays-now <p>The Ogden-Hinckley Airport Control Tower will stay in operation at least until June 15th following a last minute decision by the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday. Federal budget cuts due to sequestration are threatening 149 similar operations across the country because contractors run the towers. Royal Eccles is the airport manager in Ogden. He says his issue isn’t so much with Congress as it is with the FAA.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 01:18:23 +0000 Bob Nelson 27568 at http://kuer.org Ogden-Hinckley Tower Stays For Now Sequestration Hits Hungry, Low Income Utahns http://kuer.org/post/sequestration-hits-hungry-low-income-utahns <p></p><p>A food pantry in Murray has closed its doors because of federal sequestration budget cuts.&nbsp; Nonprofit organizations in Utah are trying to figure out how to continue serving hungry, elderly, and low-income people as their budgets are reduced.&nbsp; KUER looks at how sequestration will affect some of the most vulnerable parts of the state's population.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:25:24 +0000 Andrea Smardon 27161 at http://kuer.org Sequestration Hits Hungry, Low Income Utahns KUER News Pod: Monday March 25, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-march-25-2013 <p>The Gateway Mall looks to get out of the shadow of City Creek, a couple of Utah airports will feel the effect of federal spending cuts, and Bishop John C. Wester of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake sits down with KUER’s Dan Bammes.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F84887535&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:53:42 +0000 Brian Grimmett 26852 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday March 25, 2013 Matheson Says Both Parties to Blame for Sequestration http://kuer.org/post/matheson-says-both-parties-blame-sequestration <p>Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson says sequestration or sweeping federal budget cuts that went into effect Friday are a collective failure of Congressional leadership in both parties.&nbsp;</p><p>Representative Matheson says everyone in Congress agrees that 85 billion dollars of spending needs to be cut from the federal budget, but he says sequestration is not the way to do it.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:03:02 +0000 Andrea Smardon 25779 at http://kuer.org Matheson Says Both Parties to Blame for Sequestration Utah Budget Projections Lower than Previously Expected http://kuer.org/post/utah-budget-projections-lower-previously-expected <p>Utah’s latest revenue projections released today at the state legislature are slightly lower than previously expected.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:42:39 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25527 at http://kuer.org Utah Budget Projections Lower than Previously Expected KUER News Pod: Friday February 22, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-february-22-2013 <p>Utah Governor Gary Herbert addresses Medicaid expansion, guns, and the sequester at his monthly news conference, the Legislature debates a suicide prevention bill, and former Governor Jon Huntsman says he supports gay marriage.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F80413947&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:56:40 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25424 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday February 22, 2013 KUER News Pod: Thursday February 21, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-february-21-2013 <p>In part two of our series on clearing the air KUER’s Terry Gildea takes a look at what state lawmakers are doing, the legislature gets its first look at several gun bills, and Senator Orrin Hatch brings gloom and doom to the House and Senate Floor.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F80239767&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:57:32 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25347 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday February 21, 2013