A Tale Of Two Sequesters

A Tale Of Two Sequesters

Three months after the federal budget cuts known as the sequester took effect, some say the exercise has proved relatively painless, but others insist programs serving the most needy are taking damaging hits. We examine the sequester's local impact and explore how the budget cuts will continue to unfold.

Three months after the federal budget cuts known as the sequester took effect, some say the exercise has proved relatively painless, with furloughs scaled back and agencies like the FAA and USDA getting reprieves. But others insist programs like Meals on Wheels and Head Start that serve the most needy are taking damaging hits. We examine the sequester's local impact and explore how the budget cuts will continue to unfold.

Guests

Donald Kettl

Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland; nonresident senior fellow, Brookings Institution

Elizabeth Williamson

Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

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