Economy
10:38 am
Wed May 22, 2013

American flyers 1, kids 0: Sequester impacts low-income families

Advocates for children wish they had a lobby as strong as the airline industry. When sequester cuts caused air travel snarls in April, Congress acted quickly, passing a bill to end air traffic controllers' furlough. Might members of Congress needing flights home helped speed up the bill's passage

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is implementing about $151 million in budget cuts over the next two years. State of Opportunity's Jennifer Guerra speaks with low-income people, and the non-profits that help them, about the sequester's impact on Head Start and job training programs, such as the Workforce Investment Act.