For the next three months, they’ll be furloughed one day a week, as part of the automatic federal budget cuts known as “the sequester.”
The political divide in the U.S. has created gridlock in the nation’s capital, with immigration reform and the sequester among the matters stuck. But there is a glimmer of a movement to find compromise.
Some cancer patients might have trouble finding treatments because of budget cuts. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl says this is affecting patients who get chemotherapy in community clinics.
The National Park Service is still hoping to open the refurbished Ben Franklin Museum by August or September.
The agency says it is facing a $32 million cut in federal funding, and since it relies on the Department of Housing and Urban Development for over 90 percent of its funding, it must lay off the 82 employees.
One of the main attractions of Atlantic City’s airshow are United States Military team demonstrations, but sequester cuts in Washington have them grounded this year.
Passport Day in the USA takes place this Saturday, but this year you have fewer options where you can get your passport.
Chris discusses the President’s declining popularity, emails sent to federal agencies instructing sequester cuts to be as harsh as possible and the struggles of the Flyers and Sixers. He talks to CBS 3′s Ben Simoneau about the couple who stole two police cars yesterday, Brett Mandel, who is running for City Controller, and Bob Huber, author of the article, Being White in Philadelphia.
Chris discusses the aftermath of sequestration and the consequences for President Obama, Mitt Romney’s interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday, and Louis Farrakhan’s birth control conspiracy claims. He also talks to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on this week’s Monday Morning Matchup.
President Barack Obama has signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts.
The Defense Department says military sites in Pennsylvania would be heavily affected by automatic federal spending cuts.
Chris welcomes the day of sequestration and analyzes the response to the White House “threat” against Bob Woodward. He also discusses the Obama Administration urging the Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8 in California. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3′s Beasley Reece about Phillies Spring Training, and CBS News Reporter Sharyl Atkisson.
Congress heard testimony from a number of organizations about the impact that sequestering, or cutting of domestic programs, would have on the country.
Chris discusses the merger between US Air and American Airlines, the lasting political impact to Marco Rubio after his response to the State of the Union Address, and the President’s role in introducing sequestration. He also talks to Leroy Velasquez, who runs a website offering patrons the opportunity to pay for dates.
Chris previews President Obama’s State of the Union Address, Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Philadelphia to discuss gun violence, and analyzes the state of healthcare costs. He talks to Maureen Ferguson from the Catholic Association about Pope Benedict’s decision to step down.