Budget Cuts


Budget Cuts Could Cause Safety Concerns for So. IL

The safety of southern Illinoisans could be put at risk if congressional budget cuts force federal prosecutors to take extended furlough days, the U.S. attorney for the region said.


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Sequestration Cuts Shut Down 3 Area Stream Gauges

The National Streamflow Information Program says losing these river level monitors presents a potential threat to public safety.


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Central Illinois Airport Sues FAA Over Control Tower Cuts

The airport is one of five in Illinois that are set to lose federal funding for control towers under the across-the-board government budget cuts.


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2-Week Delay for Furloughs at Scott Air Force Base

The Pentagon said Thursday that the delay will give officials time to analyze the impact of a new spending bill on planned budget cuts.



Two Metro-East School Districts Approve Staff Cuts

In Collinsville the school board voted Monday night to eliminate 16 full-time and three part-time teaching positions starting next school year.


Pilots of the Southwest flight that landed at the wrong airport said they thought the runway lights belonged to Branson's airport. (CBS St. Louis)

Missouri Congress Members Question Air Tower Closures

The Federal Aviation Administration recently released a list of 238 airports were control towers could be closed as a result of budget cuts.


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Illinoisans Brace for Federal Cuts, Furloughs

Uncertainty abounds about what could happen in Illinois if federal lawmakers in Washington don’t do something to avert automatic budget cuts set to kick in Friday.


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Parkway School Board Cut $2 Million from Budget

Superintendent Keith Marty says parents showed little-to-no problem with the cuts.


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New Law Imposes Tax On Illinois Strip Clubs

Tax intended to offset budget cuts in social service programs.


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Pending Defense Cuts Threaten Thousands of Jobs

If automatic budget cuts are triggered in January, Missouri stands to lose 51-thousand jobs.