Sequestration cuts continue to take their toll, even on firefighting

Sequestration cuts continue to take their toll, even on firefighting

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Wed Jul 3, 2013 10:09 AM EDT

Associated Press

Ordinarily on the 4th of July, many U.S. military bases host fireworks displays for the community, but this year, sequestration cuts have caused several cancellations. Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg, and Shaw Air Force Base, among others, have scrapped the traditional celebrations, citing “fiscal challenges.”

But maybe you don’t care about fireworks displays. Fine. How about the federal court system? Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts explained over the weekend the sequester has hit the U.S. judiciary “particularly hard” and has had a “direct impact” on the ability of the courts to meet public needs. Continue reading “Sequestration cuts continue to take their toll, even on firefighting”