Budget Cuts http://www.kunc.org en States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows http://www.kunc.org/post/states-rebellion-against-food-stamp-cuts-grows When Congress passed a farm bill earlier this year, it expected to save $8.6 billion over 10 years by tightening what many say is a loophole in the food stamp, or SNAP, program. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 54657 at http://www.kunc.org States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows Colorado Mental Health Feeling The Impact Of Slashed Spending http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-mental-health-feeling-impact-slashed-spending <p>They’re victims of car accidents, they’ve been shot, or they threatened their parents. They have overdosed on cocaine, swallowed too many pills or passed out drunk. On an average Friday or Saturday night, they can make up about half of the sick, injured and wounded crowding the rooms and hallways of the emergency department at Denver Health.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:30:04 +0000 Rocky Mountain PBS I-News & Kristen Jones 52055 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Mental Health Feeling The Impact Of Slashed Spending New FBI Chief Says Budget Cuts Threaten Agency's Mission http://www.kunc.org/post/new-fbi-chief-says-budget-cuts-threaten-agencys-mission In his first full week on the job, new FBI Director Jim Comey is already expressing "intense concern" about budget cuts hitting the bureau as part of sequestration.<p>Comey used his first visits to FBI field offices in Virginia and New York, where he once served as a federal prosecutor, to sound an alarm about the ability to fulfill the agency's mission in a time of belt tightening.<p>"I was very surprised to learn about the impacts that sequestration is having on the FBI," Comey told reporters Monday outside an FBI building in Richmond, Va. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:51:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 49512 at http://www.kunc.org New FBI Chief Says Budget Cuts Threaten Agency's Mission Which U.S. Agencies Have Taken The Most Furlough Days? http://www.kunc.org/post/which-us-agencies-have-taken-most-furlough-days The threat of furloughs loomed large early in 2013, when mandatory budget cuts seemed certain to force federal workers to skip anywhere from 10 to 22 days of work without pay this year. A <a href="http://www.federalnewsradio.com/1104/3429739/Graph-Total-furlough-days-lower-than-first-predicted">new tally by Federal News Radio</a> shows that many agencies have taken fewer than half the days they had predicted.<p>"While some agencies anticipated many furlough days, the actual number turned out to be much smaller," writes Federal News Radio's Michael O'Connell. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:10:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48845 at http://www.kunc.org Which U.S. Agencies Have Taken The Most Furlough Days? Cutting Public Defenders Can Cost Federal Government More http://www.kunc.org/post/cutting-public-defenders-can-cost-federal-government-more These days, the Federal Public Defender's Office in Tucson, Ariz., has lots of space. Since the federal budget cuts known as sequestration began, the office has lost a quarter of its staff to layoffs or furloughs.<p>Under the Constitution, clients still need legal representation, so judges have to appoint private attorneys to replace the public defenders.<p>The sequester was supposed to save money. Sat, 24 Aug 2013 09:31:00 +0000 Ted Robbins 48758 at http://www.kunc.org Cutting Public Defenders Can Cost Federal Government More