sequestration http://tpr.org en Joint Base San Antonio Prepares For Government Shutdown http://tpr.org/post/joint-base-san-antonio-prepares-government-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With Congress waffling on whether it will adopt a budget or issue a continuing resolution by next Tuesday, the Pentagon is preparing for the worst.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joint Base San Antonio spokesman Brent </span>Boller<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said Joint Base San Antonio officials are following Department of Defense orders that were issued by the office of management and budget to plan for an orderly shutdown.</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:01:10 +0000 Eileen Pace 19133 at http://tpr.org Joint Base San Antonio Prepares For Government Shutdown The Source: Addiction Treatment Providers Feel The Squeeze | How PEMEX Reform Could Affect Texas http://tpr.org/post/source-addiction-treatment-providers-feel-squeeze-how-pemex-reform-could-affect-texas <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Addiction has an economic impact of </span><a href="http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/addiction-science-molecules-to-managed-care/introduction/drug-abuse-costs-united-states-economy-hundreds-billions-dollars-in-increased-health" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">$559 billion</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> per year in the US, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse -- here in </span>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County it is $1.7 billion.</span></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:03:27 +0000 Paul Flahive 19116 at http://tpr.org The Source: Addiction Treatment Providers Feel The Squeeze | How PEMEX Reform Could Affect Texas Military School Districts Struggle To Survive Sequestration http://tpr.org/post/military-school-districts-struggle-survive-sequestration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent Fort Sam Houston </span>ISD<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Cole High School game found the cheerleaders, pep squad, and band all out in support of their team running plays on the field. &nbsp;And it's likely none of these kids had any idea that their education programs are being threatened by a governmental body that school officials say is not doing its job.</span></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:42:43 +0000 Eileen Pace 18193 at http://tpr.org Military School Districts Struggle To Survive Sequestration The Source: Cuts At The Federal Public Defender's Office | Contemporary Islamic Art At SAMA http://tpr.org/post/source-cuts-federal-public-defenders-office-contemporary-islamic-art-sama <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Antonio is the headquarters of the United States District Court - Western District of Texas. The U.S. defenders office here has the second highest rate of cases per attorney in the entire country and we are looking at the single largest budget cut in the district's history. A minimum 25 percent of the&nbsp;personnel will have to be let go, so what now?</span></p><p>Maureen Franco, the federal public defender here in San Antonio, gives us a look at what is going on in her office.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 18:59:31 +0000 Paul Flahive 14486 at http://tpr.org The Source: Cuts At The Federal Public Defender's Office | Contemporary Islamic Art At SAMA Defense Furloughs Mean 20 Percent Pay Cut For Affected Employees http://tpr.org/post/defense-furloughs-mean-20-percent-pay-cut-affected-employees <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Furloughs began Monday for 23,000 Department of Defense employees at Joint Base San Antonio as part of the government’s sequestration measure to tighten the federal budget.</p><p>About 700,000 total Department of Defense employees will be taking one day a week off for the next 11 weeks -- the government reduced the furloughs from the original 22 days.</p><p>Joint Base San Antonio’s Brent Boller said the military could not avoid the cutbacks entirely, despite other efforts to reduce military expenses:</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:06:15 +0000 Eileen Pace 14444 at http://tpr.org Defense Furloughs Mean 20 Percent Pay Cut For Affected Employees Local Research Funding Could Be Threatened By Sequestration http://tpr.org/post/local-research-funding-could-be-threatened-sequestration <p>The effects of federal budget cuts known as sequestration have scientists and medical researchers worried that funding will start to be cut.</p><p>Research and medical discoveries depend on a plentiful supply of money, but if lawmakers in Washington, D.C. slash funding, research can’t be conducted.</p><p>That could mean a new generation of researchers won't have jobs according to <a href="http://www.researchamerica.org/" target="_blank">Research!America</a> President Mary Woolley, who said that will be detrimental to the country in the next 10 years.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:30:19 +0000 Ryan Loyd 13103 at http://tpr.org Local Research Funding Could Be Threatened By Sequestration Retiring In Costa Rica: Dream Vs. Reality http://tpr.org/post/retiring-costa-rica-dream-vs-reality <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>Fronteras</strong>: Schools in Indian Country are starting to feel the effects of sequestration. A little-known proposal in immigration reform is helping Filipino veterans. How one professor is predicting the fate of immigration reform.&nbsp;Finally, in a two-part series, the Fronteras Desk travels to Costa Rica to check out what it takes to retire in the tropics.</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 16:25:24 +0000 Crystal Chavez 12360 at http://tpr.org Retiring In Costa Rica: Dream Vs. Reality The Source: The Sequester And San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/source-sequester-and-san-antonio <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As cuts in federal spending begin to take effect, how are San </span>Antonians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> feeling the impact? We speak with Melanie </span>Villalobos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the San Antonio Housing Authority on how the cuts will freeze their ability to assist low-income families.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:39:04 +0000 Paul Flahive 9977 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Sequester And San Antonio Sequestration Grounds Navy's Blue Angels For Rest Of 2013 http://tpr.org/post/sequestration-grounds-navys-blue-angels-rest-2013 <p>Federal sequestration has claimed another community outreach program from the military as the Department of Defense has grounded the Blue Angels for the remainder of 2013.</p><p>Based in Pensacola, Fla., the Flight Demonstration Squadron was preparing for its next scheduled show in Corpus Christi this weekend when the Navy put out the word that shows for the rest of the year are canceled.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:10:15 +0000 Eileen Pace 9380 at http://tpr.org Sequestration Grounds Navy's Blue Angels For Rest Of 2013 Fronteras: How Is Sequestration Affecting The Border? http://tpr.org/post/fronteras-how-sequestration-affecting-border <p><a href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/news/2013/mar/10/despite-warnings-border-waits-not-longer-usual/">Despite Warnings, Border Waits Not Longer Than Usual</a></p><p>Under the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is slated to have $500 million slashed from its budget. Border authorities warn this is already making for longer waits at international airports and land crossings. Our Fronteras Desk reporter Jill Replogle went out to take the pulse on the U.S.-Mexico border.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:34:12 +0000 Crystal Chavez 7987 at http://tpr.org Fronteras: How Is Sequestration Affecting The Border?