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STUDY: Sequester Cuts Cost 239 S.D. Families Their Housing Benefits

(NPN) -- Federal budget sequestration in 2013 cost 239 South Dakota families their subsidized housing vouchers, according to a new study.

According to Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, some 70,000 fewer low-income families used housing vouchers to rent private housing in December than a year earlier

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Government Sequestration Hinders Cancer Research

Let's take a little time to prioritize what is really important.

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Column: Both Sides Are Not Equally to Blame

WASHINGTON - Even a cursory look at the facts demonstrates that the Republicans are responsible for this manufactured sequester crisis, and your media outlets are doing you a disservice by pretending otherwise.

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With Cuts in Place Obama, GOP Brace for Next Fight

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans refused Saturday to concede any culpability for failing to stave off what both parties acknowledged was a foolhardy way to slash spending.

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How Budget Cuts Could Affect You

WASHINGTON - Automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday are expected to touch a vast range of government services.

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South Dakota Faces Federal Cuts, Furloughs

PIERRE - Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota could lose at least $10 million in federal funding from automatic spending cuts set to take effect Friday.

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Spin Meter: In Budget Fight, Sky is Falling Again

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and his officials are doing their best to drum up public concern over the shock wave of spending cuts that could strike the government in just days. So it's a good time to be alert for sky-is-falling hype.

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Sequestration Impact on South Dakota Teachers

How South Dakota could be impacted by possible future "sequestration."

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Congress and the White House still haven't settled the budget debate, bringing the "sequestration" deadline closer. Across-the-board spending cuts will result if no deal is reached.
Congress and the White House still haven't settled the budget debate, bringing the "sequestration" deadline closer. Across-the-board spending cuts will result if no deal is reached.

Countdown to Budget Cuts

The deadline for a budget deal is getting closer, and a lot of America is wondering what will happen.

Across-the-board budget cuts will affect just about everyone, and while not many people will dispute the need for budget-cutting, the way the so-called "sequestration" cuts would be made could have a huge impact

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Column: No Big Compromises? Blame Party Power

WASHINGTON - These days, it sounds like an improbable fairy tale: politicians with deeply differing visions of America setting aside disagreements to reach a grand compromise on a critical issue.

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