Sequester http://wfpl.org en This is What Happens When FAA Furloughs Strand Lebowski Fest in New York City http://wfpl.org/post/what-happens-when-faa-furloughs-strand-lebowski-fest-new-york-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville-based team behind the traveling</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Big Lebowski </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">celebration were among the many unsuspecting victims of the Federal Aviation Administration's air-traffic control furloughs because of the </span><a href="/post/sequester-wasnt-meant-happen-begins" style="line-height: 1.5;">automatic federal budget cuts that went into effect earlier this year.</a></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:46:38 +0000 Joseph Lord 5140 at http://wfpl.org This is What Happens When FAA Furloughs Strand Lebowski Fest in New York City Sequester Cuts Official Military Aircrafts During Thunder Over Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/sequester-cuts-official-military-aircrafts-during-thunder-over-louisville <p>Kentucky Derby Festival officials have confirmed that there will be no official military aircrafts flown during this year's Thunder Over Louisville.</p><p>"We are not expecting military to fly," said Amy Boyd, a spokeswoman with KDF.</p><p>This is something KDF had expected, but Boyd says they received the official work Thursday. Further, she says some planes being flown will be older, retired<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;military aircrafts.</span></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:16:02 +0000 Devin Katayama 4739 at http://wfpl.org Sequester Cuts Official Military Aircrafts During Thunder Over Louisville Congressman John Yarmuth Calls for Senator Mitch McConnell to End Brinksmanship on Sequestration http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-john-yarmuth-calls-senator-mitch-mcconnell-end-brinksmanship-sequestration <p>Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth is calling on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to end the brinksmanship, and work with President Obama and Democrats to end the automatic spending cuts.</p><p>In Kentucky, the so-called sequestration is expected to have the biggest impact on nutrition and education programs as well as enforcing environmental regulations.</p><p>For example, a White House study estimates the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-head-start-child-care-and-education-programs-facing-sequester-cuts-white-house-says">cuts will take about 1,100 children off of Head Start</a> in Kentucky. The state is also <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/how-will-sequester-affect-kentuckys-environment">set to lose $2.1 million for water and air quality protections</a>.</p><p>Beyond those cuts, opponents argue the sequester could drag down the economic recovery and hurt job growth.</p><p>Yarmuth criticized <a href="http://www.14news.com/story/21440658/sen-mcconnell-calls-sequester-cuts-modest">McConnell for calling the proposed cuts "modest"</a> and says the GOP leader needs to take responsibility&nbsp; or his role in the failed negotiations.</p><p>"I don’t think that the people of Kentucky or the country appreciate what the sequester is going to do for them. I would hope Sen. McConnell would reconsider and provide some leadership here instead of playing politics once again," Yarmuth said during a conference call organized by the Democratic National Committee.<br> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:35:09 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4409 at http://wfpl.org Congressman John Yarmuth Calls for Senator Mitch McConnell to End Brinksmanship on Sequestration Deja Vu All Over Again As 'Sequester' Deadline Looms http://wfpl.org/post/deja-vu-all-over-again-sequester-deadline-looms <strong>Update at 11:55 a.m. ET. As Expected, No Deal:</strong><p>President Obama and Congressional leaders met at the White House Friday morning and, just as pundits predicted, they could not reach a deal to avert the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts set to begin at the end of the day. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:45:02 +0000 Mark Memmott 4273 at http://wfpl.org Deja Vu All Over Again As 'Sequester' Deadline Looms