Deficit Reduction

Congress May Reverse Some of Sequester’s Cuts to WIC

BY: - March 20, 2013

WIC helped an expectant mother to buy food in Washington, DC, in 2012. The March 2013 sequester has cast doubt on the continued funding of programs including WIC. (Getty) An effort to keep the federal government open also could deliver relief to pregnant women, mothers and young children in need of food. The U.S. Senate […]

Law Enforcement Predicts Dire Impact from Automatic Cuts

BY: - October 15, 2012

State and local law enforcement officers will be facing layoffs and program closures if automatic federal spending cuts take effect Jan. 2, 2013, according to a new survey released by the National Criminal Justice Association and the Vera Institute of Justice. Cuts to federal criminal justice grants will mean that substance abuse programs, victims’ advocates, […]

Sanford Fights Bailout for States

BY: - December 1, 2008

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s single-minded obsession with cutting government spending is well-known to people in his own state. The Republican governor famously brought pigs to the state capitol to protest pork spending. He drove up to the statehouse in a horse and buggy to object to what he saw as “outmoded” state government. During […]