Sequestration http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: Sequestration And Our Children http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-sequestration-and-our-children <p>All of us should be greatly concerned that the continuation of the Sequestration will have an extremely negative impact on the future of our schools and our school age children. It adversely impacts education in many ways<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:23:45 +0000 Susan Uchitelle 25294 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Sequestration And Our Children Scott Air Force Base Begins Furloughs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scott-air-force-base-begins-furloughs <p>Scott Air Force Base employees will take unpaid leave beginning Monday as a result of sequestration cuts.</p><p>The furloughs began Monday for approximately 4,500 employees. The leave will be implemented one day a week for 11 weeks; most employees will take off Mondays or Fridays.&nbsp;</p><p>The furloughs will last until the end of the fiscal year in September, but spokesman Lieutenant&nbsp;Korey Fratini&nbsp;says there is no word if furloughs will continue into the next fiscal year.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:07:53 +0000 Kristi Luther 28050 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Scott Air Force Base Begins Furloughs Sequestration Budget Cuts Hit St. Louis Scientists http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sequestration-budget-cuts-hit-st-louis-scientists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It has been just over three months since the federal spending cuts known as sequestration first took effect.</span></p><p>A handful of programs were spared — but not scientific research, which amounts to about $140 billion in annual government spending.</p><p>As St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra found out, at universities here in St. Louis, some scientists are worried about what the budget cuts will mean for their research — and for their students.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">"I had to let go of some science."</strong></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 27323 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sequestration Budget Cuts Hit St. Louis Scientists