Budget cuts

HBCUs could lose as much as $85 million a year in federal support as Congress looks to make deficit-reducing budget cuts, the Root reports. SEE ALSO: All Eight Sandusky Accusers To Testify But now, just when the country needs HBCUs the most, many in Congress want to slash the federal support HBCUs receive by more […]

Roland Martin talks with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore and Dr. Julie Ajinka about how the Debt Super Committee’s decisions to cut $1.5 trillion dollars will impact African-Americans.

The White House might issue cuts to Medicare and Medicaid as part of negotiations over slashing the federal budget, according to TheDailyBeast.com. It’s not clear how large the cuts would be, with the White House and Senate Democratic leaders saying they’d be contingent on the size of increases in revenue Congress would have to agree […]

Unpopular Republican Ohio governor John Kasich is proposing an $8 billion cut from his state’s 2011-13 budget. Despite the cut, reports indicate that it increases state spending by five billion dollars. The Republican-controlled state House and Senate have already passed versions of the budget. Final passage is scheduled to come at the end of the […]

WASHINGTON — House Republicans lined up to reject their own proposed $2.4 trillion increase in the nation’s debt limit Tuesday, a political gambit designed to reinforce a demand for spending cuts to accompany any increase in government borrowing. House Democrats accused the GOP of political demagoguery, while the Obama administration maneuvered to avoid taking sides […]

Roland Martin and the Washington Watch roundtable discuss the budget battle on Capitol Hill. Are the proposed GOP budget cuts about helping the economy, lowering the deficit or is it simply ideology? Will the Republican budget cuts ultimately hurt the economy? WATCH:

WASHINGTON – Republicans portray Planned Parenthood as primarily focused on performing abortions and — intentionally or not — using American taxpayer dollars to do it. RELATED: 25 women to know Not so, say Democrats who counter that the group’s 800-plus health centers nationwide provide an array of services, from screenings for cancer to testing for […]

New York’s Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo restored $51 million to New York City schools, $45 million to Long Island schools and $134 million to upstate schools under last-minute negotiations in the state budget Wednesday. ALSO READ: 25 Black Women You Should Know About The restorations spread over 700 school districts statewide represented in most […]

BOISE, Idaho — Members of the Idaho House approved a bill which will install a merit-pay plan for teachers starting in 2013. ALSO READ: Top 20 Black Radio Jocks Of All Time

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In a move meant to prepare for drastic budget cuts, officials in Rhode Island have issued pink slips to the city’s public school teachers. ALSO READ: WBW Honors: Toni Morrison Though the slips are currently just a precautionary measure, the Providence school district faces a $40 million deficit, leaving teacher’s futures in […]

Roland Martin talks with CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver about the GOP’s budget cuts and President Obama’s budget.

Washington, D.C.– The House of Representatives voted for spending cuts Saturday, cutting $60 Billion from the budget. The House voted 235 to 189 to cut domestic projects, foreign assistance and even military programs.