Most Active Stories
- Google's Self-Driving Car And Others Use Merced As A Landing Pad
- James Fallows: California's High Speed Rail Plan Is 'Better Than The Alternatives'
- Fresno Bar Is First To Go On California High Speed Rail
- In Fresno, De Leon Backtracks On Tumbleweed Comments
- Valley fever treatments can do harm as they heal
Valley Public Radio Staff
Thu February 28, 2013
Countdown To The Sequester: 3 More 'Should-Read' Stories
Friday's deadline looms, and as we heard earlier today on Morning Edition: "Oh, it's gonna happen."
The "it" is sequestration — $85 billion worth of across-the-board federal spending cuts that are due to start kicking in at the end of Friday unless Republican and Democratic leaders somehow bridge their differences.
We've been looking around each day this week for "should-read" stories about the sequester, in the hope they'll help us all figure out what's going on. Our previous posts: Monday's; Tuesday's; Wednesday's.
-- "Dual Senate Sequester Votes Expected To Fail." (Politico)
-- "Jockeying Stalls Deals On Cuts." (The Wall Street Journal)
-- "How To Avoid The Sequester And Give Both Parties What They Want." (The Christian Science Monitor)
All of NPR's sequester coverage, by the way, is collected here.