federal budget http://kut.org en Treasury: New Debt Ceiling Fight Could Derail Economy http://kut.org/post/treasury-new-debt-ceiling-fight-could-derail-economy The Treasury Department is issuing a warning of dire economic consequences that could rival the Great Recession if Congress is unable to agree on raising the debt ceiling and the nation defaults on its obligations.<p>Treasury's report, "The Potential Macroeconomic Effect of Debt Ceiling Brinkmanship," comes as Congress is still wrangling over a short-term spending bill to reverse <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/03/228747934/on-day-3-of-shutdown-its-deja-vu-all-over-again">a partial government shutdown that went into effect Tuesday</a>. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:32:39 +0000 Scott Neuman 8846 at http://kut.org Treasury: New Debt Ceiling Fight Could Derail Economy Shutdown Solution? None To Be Seen Yet, But Sides Will Talk http://kut.org/post/shutdown-solution-theres-none-be-seen-just-yet (We most recently <strong>updated this post</strong> at 8:31 p.m. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:12:09 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 8836 at http://kut.org Shutdown Solution? None To Be Seen Yet, But Sides Will Talk Six Ways a Federal Government Shutdown Affects Austin (Update) http://kut.org/post/six-ways-federal-government-shutdown-affects-austin-update <p><strong>Update: </strong>The federal shutdown has happened and it&#39;s affecting some Central Texans.</p><p>All three presidential libraries in the state are closed &ndash; including the <a href="http://www.lbjlibrary.org/footer/plan-your-visit/" target="_blank">LBJ Presidential Library</a> in Austin. The San Antonio Missions and Big Bend National Park are also closed.</p><p>At Fort Hood, some civilian workers are now on furlough and <a href="http://www.piersystem.com/external/content/document/3439/1918858/1/FT%20HOOD%20SHUTDOWN%20PLAN%202013%20%28FY14%29.pdf" target="_blank">many services on the post are either shut down or scaled back</a> &ndash; including the commissary. Right now, the medical center at Fort Hood will be open at least through the rest of this week.</p><p>NASA employees &ndash; including those at the Johnson Space Center are also being affected. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:43:04 +0000 Emily Mathis & Laura Rice 8822 at http://kut.org Six Ways a Federal Government Shutdown Affects Austin (Update) The Looming Shutdown: Senate Rejects Second House Measure http://kut.org/post/looming-shutdown-senate-rejects-house-bill Not even an hour after the House voted in favor of a bill that would avert a shutdown of the federal government, but also delay a key part of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, the Senate rejected it with a vote of 54-46.<p>With less than an hour before the government runs out of authority to spend money, the ball is now back in the court of Speaker John Boehner in the House.<p>It's a game of legislative tennis that's been going on for days. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:04:12 +0000 8825 at http://kut.org The Looming Shutdown: Senate Rejects Second House Measure Obama Calls For Small Package Of Cuts, Tax Changes To Head Off 'Sequester' http://kut.org/post/obama-call-small-cuts-tax-changes-head-sequester <strong>(We updated the top of this post at 1:30 p.m. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:08:41 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 6470 at http://kut.org Obama Calls For Small Package Of Cuts, Tax Changes To Head Off 'Sequester' We Read The 2013 Budget So You Don't Have To http://kut.org/post/we-read-2013-budget-so-you-dont-have <em>NPR reporters are analyzing the president's 2013 budget proposal. We'll be adding to this post as we get additional budget breakdowns. Check back for updates.</em><p><strong>Overview</strong><p>As NPR's Scott Horsley <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/02/12/146782871/obamas-budget-political-tool-or-spending-plan" target="_blank">reported</a> Monday morning, President Obama's 2013 budget calls for hundreds of billions of dollars in new federal spending aimed at spurring economic growth. Many of the proposals are recycled from the American Jobs Act that Obama put forward in September. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:24:57 +0000 NPR Staff 3646 at http://kut.org We Read The 2013 Budget So You Don't Have To