sequester http://wfae.org en North Carolina Lawmakers Oppose Sequester Cuts To Tobacco Farmers http://wfae.org/post/north-carolina-lawmakers-oppose-sequester-cuts-tobacco-farmers <p>Another round of the budget cuts known as the sequester are beginning to take effect, and once again there’s no agreement between Republican and Democratic lawmakers to head it off. But, a bipartisan group of North Carolina congressional lawmakers are pushing to exempt one program—payments to tobacco farmers—from the sequester’s effect.</p><p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:22:12 +0000 Ben Bradford 40120 at http://wfae.org North Carolina Lawmakers Oppose Sequester Cuts To Tobacco Farmers Sequester Cuts Federal Program That Tracks Layoffs http://wfae.org/post/sequester-cuts-federal-program-tracks-layoffs <p>One of the fears about the federal budget cuts known as the sequester is that they could shrink the economy and trigger large layoffs. At the same time the government is cutting its program that tracks large layoffs—because of the sequester.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:17:20 +0000 Ben Bradford 29861 at http://wfae.org Sequester Cuts Federal Program That Tracks Layoffs Defense Industry Starts To Feel The Sequester http://wfae.org/post/defense-industry-starts-feel-sequester <p>Cleveland County defense contractor, Ultra Machines and Fabrication, will lay off as many as 100 employees in May due to cuts in federal contracts. It could be the first in a rising wave of job losses related to the sequester.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the last three years, Ultra’s received $46 million in federal contracts—what that business, and most defense contractors rely on. But as the sequester and other federal budget cuts kick in, those contracts are drying up.</span></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:37:31 +0000 Ben Bradford 23896 at http://wfae.org