Government Spending

Education secretary warns of teacher layoffs — which aren't related to sequester
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As the country gets closer and closer to Friday’s deadline before the automatic “sequester” spending cuts take effect, the Obama White House has issued dire warnings — like 10,000 teachers could be laid off, and “2,100 fewer food inspections could occur.”

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The Caucus: Union Leaders Call for Repeal of Automatic Spending Cuts
thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com

With President Obama and Congressional Republicans making little progress toward reaching a budget deal, the nation’s union leaders on Wednesday began pushing a new proposal to prevent the looming cuts: immediately repeal the sequestration law.

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