Sequester http://wesa.fm en Sen. Casey Calls On Congress To End Sequestration http://wesa.fm/post/sen-casey-calls-congress-end-sequestration <p></p><p>Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) is calling on Congress to prevent the latest round of sequester cuts that could impede medical research.</p><p>A bipartisan conference committee, created in the agreement to end the government shutdown, has until December to decide whether to keep or reduce cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).</p><p>Last year the Pittsburgh region received 1,132 NIH awards totaling more than $503 million. As a whole, Pennsylvania was given 3,369 grants worth more than $1.4 billion.</p><p>The commonwealth ranked fourth in federal research funding in 2012.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:27:50 +0000 Michael Lynch 18749 at http://wesa.fm Sen. Casey Calls On Congress To End Sequestration Community Health Centers Spared Sequester Cuts, But Worries Persist http://wesa.fm/post/community-health-centers-spared-sequester-cuts-worries-persist <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you walk into the Squirrel Hill Health Center, you hear something you don’t hear very often in Pittsburgh: the sounds of people talking in seemingly every language but English.</span></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 11:32:23 +0000 Erika Beras 10421 at http://wesa.fm Community Health Centers Spared Sequester Cuts, But Worries Persist Protesters Voice Concern Over Looming Head Start Cuts http://wesa.fm/post/protesters-voice-concern-over-looming-head-start-cuts <p>The March 1 sequestering of approximately $85 billion could hit national early education program Head Start as early as next week.</p><p>In response to the pending cuts, One Pittsburgh, an organization focused on getting big companies to pay their “fair share” of taxes, held a rally at the BNY Mellon building in downtown Pittsburgh Friday to protest the effect cuts will have in the Pittsburgh region.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:32:36 +0000 Jared Adkins 5108 at http://wesa.fm Protesters Voice Concern Over Looming Head Start Cuts What's Next for the Sequester? NPR Business Editor Weighs In http://wesa.fm/post/whats-next-sequester-npr-business-editor-weighs <p>The deadline for federal budget cuts, known as the sequester, has come and gone. So what's next? NPR Senior Business Editor <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/98525078/marilyn-geewax"><strong>Marilyn Geewax</strong></a> joins us to discuss the impact of the sequestration. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 2145 at http://wesa.fm What's Next for the Sequester? NPR Business Editor Weighs In Sequestration Deadline http://wesa.fm/post/sequestration-deadline <p>Pennsylvania U.S. Senator <strong>Bob Casey</strong> has a plan for heading off the sequester and 85 billion dollars in federal cuts scheduled to go into effect Friday at midnight.&nbsp; <strong>Jay Sukits</strong>, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh addresses Senator Casey's plan and the sequester threat from an economist's point of&nbsp;view.</p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:23:06 +0000 Heather McClain 1754 at http://wesa.fm Sequestration Deadline