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.
Charlie talks with SLU Law Prof. Peter Salsich about an upcoming forum on saving the cities, St. Louis and urban decay; and with WSJ Economic Policy Writer Damian Paletta about sequestration and how the cuts will be made.
The White House and some state officials involved in Missouri’s budget process warned Tuesday that the cuts would have real-life consequences, such as children being dropped from early education programs.
Senator Claire McCaskill says if the cuts kick in, the drop in defense spending across the board could actually help Boeing.
Sequestration is less than a week away, but the Dow Jones market closed at levels not see in 5 years.
Airfield in Bethalto, Ill. is on list of those at risk of losing FAA control tower funding.
What can we learn from hockey captains? Will sequestration hurt the environment?