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Budget Cuts

The Takeaway

Congress Passes Emergency Funds for Teachers, But Will They Get Their Jobs Back?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Earlier this month, Congress passed $26 billion in stimulus spending, $10 billion of which was aimed at rehiring public school teachers who had lost their jobs because of budget cutbacks. The Department of Education estimates that between 100,000 and 300,000 people in public schools across the country have either been fired or risk losing their jobs because of budget cuts.

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WQXR News

NY Lawmakers Approve Nation's Highest Tobacco Tax as Part of Emergency Budget Bill

Monday, June 21, 2010

The New York State Legislature has approved a weekly emergency spending bill to keep the government running.

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WQXR News

Republicans Claim Albany Shut Down Unlikely

Monday, June 14, 2010

Republican senators say government will not be shut down when the state’s temporary budget extenders expire later today, and indicate that they will provide enough votes to help Democrats keep things running.

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WQXR News

City's Revised Budget Slashes Teaching Jobs

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg says the city will need to cut nearly 11,000 jobs.

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The Takeaway

Budget Cuts: Detroit and Baltimore Brace for Impact of Severe Deficits

Friday, April 09, 2010

Across the country, dozens of cities are facing serious budget deficits, that are requiring officials to cut everything from swimming pools to firehouses. We're taking a closer look at two of those cities: Detroit and Baltimore. In Detroit, residents are worried that a shortfall of around $450 million may actually force the city to file for bankruptcy. Jerome Vaughn, news director at WDET joins us.

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The Takeaway

States Struggle to Adequately Fund Education

Monday, February 08, 2010

While the Obama administration's proposed changes to the No Child Left Behind law are grabbing all the education headlines, a new court ruling in Washington state highlights tensions brewing in many states capitals. A judge found that by not adequately funding education, Washington was not upholding its constitutional duty to provide "ample" education for all students. He ordered the legislature to figure out how to fix it.

 

 

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