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Audio and Transcript: Feinstein Says Sequester Hurts California the Most

March 1, 2013 | 4:30 pm

Audio and Transcript: Feinstein Says Sequester Hurts California the Most

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KQED’s Scott Shafer talked with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein this morning about the politics of automatic federal budget cuts taking effect today–”the sequester,” in Beltway speak–and the impact those reductions will have in California. “California, overwhelmingly, is affected the most,” Feinstein said. “We’re almost double anyone else.” She then went through the litany of impacts […]

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March 1, 2013 | 8:47 am

Watch Video: President Obama on Sequester Taking Effect

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Washington Post: Leaders meet but fail to reach deal to avert cuts President Obama spoke at the White House after a meeting with congressional leaders on sweeping budget cuts taking effect today. In a statement and in taking questions from reporters, he criticized Republicans for refusing to consider a deficit-cutting solution that includes tax increases […]

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Kids Without Vaccination? Obama Details Sequester Budget Cuts in California

February 25, 2013 | 2:20 pm

Kids Without Vaccination? Obama Details Sequester Budget Cuts in California

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California kids will miss their vaccinations. California toddlers will go without Head Start preschool. Workers will go on furlough from California military bases. These are some of the dire consequences that President Barack Obama outlined for the state on Monday if the automatic spending cuts from the sequester bill go into effect. “We cannot simply […]

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How Sequestration Budget Cuts Could Affect California

February 22, 2013 | 5:49 pm

How Sequestration Budget Cuts Could Affect California

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Update: Barack Obama warns of kids going without vaccination and other severe effects of sequestration. There’s no question California will suffer if Congress can’t reach a budget deal. The “sequester” cuts scheduled to start March 1 would hit schools, health care, parks, transportation — just about anything connected to government. On Friday, U.S. Transportation Secretary […]

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