sequestration http://wrvo.org en Lockheed Martin lays off 139 workers at upstate NY sites http://wrvo.org/post/lockheed-martin-lays-139-workers-upstate-ny-sites <p></p><p>Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has laid 114 workers at its site in suburban Syracuse and 25 in Owego, as part of the approximately 300 job cuts announced last month.</p><p>The 139 employees will be out of a job on August 15.</p><p>The reductions are in Lockheed's Mission Systems and Training division. The Salina and Owego plants work primarily in radar and sensor technology. The affected positions are mostly in engineering and program management.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:34:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42024 at http://wrvo.org Lockheed Martin lays off 139 workers at upstate NY sites Fort Drum civilian worker furloughs begin http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drum-civilian-worker-furloughs-begin <p>Civilian employee furloughs start at Fort Drum this week, as part of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration. Non-uniformed workers face one mandatory unpaid day off each week for 11 weeks. About 1,800 workers – and many services on post – are affected.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Uniformed members of the military are exempt from the furloughs, but that doesn't mean they won't be affected by them.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 04:44:57 +0000 Joanna Richards 40756 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum civilian worker furloughs begin Some Southern Tier air traffic towers facing closure http://wrvo.org/post/some-southern-tier-air-traffic-towers-facing-closure <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The regional airports in Ithaca and Binghamton would both lose their air traffic controllers if federal budget cuts known as sequestration take full effect. The first round of closures begins April 7. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:41:14 +0000 Matt Richmond 34471 at http://wrvo.org State of Onondaga County is financially sound http://wrvo.org/post/state-onondaga-county-financially-sound <p>Unlike many other local governments in New York state, Onondaga County has weathered the recent fiscal crisis, and come out on firm financial footing. In her State of the County address Tuesday night, County Executive Joanie Mahoney credits recent budget cutting tactics for the difference. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:11:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34361 at http://wrvo.org Maffei says central New Yorkers won't feel impact of sequester right away http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-says-central-new-yorkers-wont-feel-impact-sequester-right-away <p>Most central New Yorkers won't notice the impact of federal budget cuts caused by sequestration right away, according to Syracuse-area Rep. Dan Maffei. But Maffei, who was in Syracuse today to tout the bipartisan passage of the Violence Against Women Act, says everyone will feel it eventually. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:31:30 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34136 at http://wrvo.org Maffei says central New Yorkers won't feel impact of sequester right away Federal sequester means deep cuts at Fort Drum, impact on regional economy http://wrvo.org/post/federal-sequester-means-deep-cuts-fort-drum-impact-regional-economy <div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 8px; margin-right: 8px; margin-bottom: 8px; margin-left: 8px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); line-height: normal; "><p style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">The federal government's across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester are set to kick in Friday, barring an agreement between Congress and the president. That means a big impact for defense spending, including for Fort Drum, an important regional economic driver. &nbsp;</p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:47:50 +0000 Joanna Richards 34013 at http://wrvo.org Federal sequester means deep cuts at Fort Drum, impact on regional economy Area congressman discusses sequestration with constitutents http://wrvo.org/post/area-congressman-discusses-sequestration-constitutents <p>With the federal budget sequestration deadline only days away, Syracuse-area Cong. Dan Maffei opened the phone lines for a telephone town hall meeting Tuesday night.&nbsp; Callers were concerned about the how these funding cuts will impact central New York if sequestration goes into effect March 1. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:27:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33960 at http://wrvo.org Area advocates worry about sequestration effect on regional non-profits http://wrvo.org/post/area-advocates-worry-about-sequestration-effect-regional-non-profits <p>The automatic federal budget cuts that are slated to go into effect in March would have a big impact on programs that help the poor and elderly in Syracuse.&nbsp; Advocates for these programs are urging Congress to do something to prevent the across-the-board spending cuts knows as sequestration. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:12:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33531 at http://wrvo.org Area advocates worry about sequestration effect on regional non-profits Schumer may play key role in Hagel nomination http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-may-play-key-role-hagel-nomination <p>New York's Senator Charles Schumer is emerging as a key player in the controversial nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the Obama administration's next defense secretary. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:49:13 +0000 Joanna Richards 31858 at http://wrvo.org Could sequestration hurt local economy? http://wrvo.org/post/could-sequestration-hurt-local-economy <p>There is a deadline looming in Washington, D.C. that many politicians are worried could have an effect on the economy -- including some local politicians who are worried it might hurt upstate New York in particular. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:45:29 +0000 Catherine Loper 24259 at http://wrvo.org