U.S. Congress http://wyso.org en City Leaders Talk Federal Policy With Congressman Mike Turner http://wyso.org/post/city-leaders-talk-federal-policy-congressman-mike-turner <p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:45:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 45434 at http://wyso.org City Leaders Talk Federal Policy With Congressman Mike Turner Washington Gridlock Rooted In Gerrymandering http://wyso.org/post/washington-gridlock-rooted-gerrymandering <p>The way states draw congressional districts may be a contributing factor to the dysfunction of today's political climate, according to <a href="http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/unfair-district-maps-blamed-for-broken-congress/ncJ6y/?icmp=daytondaily_internallink_textlink_apr2013_daytondailystubtomydaytondaily_launch" target="_blank">an investigation</a> by the Dayton Daily News published earlier this week. While gerrymandering is nothing new, it's now much easier. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:46:23 +0000 Emily McCord 43671 at http://wyso.org Washington Gridlock Rooted In Gerrymandering Local Officials Sound A New Sequestration Alarm http://wyso.org/post/local-officials-sound-new-sequestration-alarm <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Dayton-area officials held a public meeting Tuesday about the effects of sequestration, or automatic federal spending cuts, on the local economy. They say the outlook is gloomy if sequestration continues into 2014.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:00:35 +0000 Lewis Wallace 41989 at http://wyso.org Local Officials Sound A New Sequestration Alarm Wright-Patt Begins Emergency Furlough Due to Partial Government Shutdown http://wyso.org/post/wright-patt-begins-emergency-furlough-due-partial-government-shutdown <p>As of midnight, October 1st, the U.S. House and Senate had not agreed on a&nbsp; budget, and the federal government is now implementing a partial shut down for the first time since 1995-1996.</p><p>On Tuesday <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mhj45efikd/introduction-62/" target="_blank">Forbes listed Dayton as one of the top ten cities at risk</a> during a government shutdown. Civilian workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base bear the immediate brunt: approximately 8,700 non-military staff at Wright-Patt received furlough letters Tuesday morning.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:03:04 +0000 Lewis Wallace 39964 at http://wyso.org Wright-Patt Begins Emergency Furlough Due to Partial Government Shutdown