17 Apr '11, 4am

When the Firehouse's Lights Go Out: Budget Deal Slashes Funds For First Responders || Don't rich people's houses burn?

When the Firehouse's Lights Go Out: Budget Deal Slashes Funds For First Responders || Don't rich people's houses burn?

If the lights in your neighborhood firehouse are dark, the budget deal that President Obama struck with Congress last week may be the reason. As the New York Times reports, the budget for a program that helps communities facing economic hard times hire police officers was cut by $52 million. Under the program , cities were awarded grants from the Justice Department to pay the full salary and benefits of new officers for three years, a definite boon to cities like Camden, NJ, and Oakland, CA, which have had to fire police officers in recent years . With the program's funding severely reduced, roughly 200 fewer officers will be funded this year than last year, when 1,388 officers were hired under it. Further, the budget deal also starkly reduces funds for a similar program to pay for firefighters in struggling cities. As the New York Times says, cities including Philadelphia...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/politics/blog/when-the-fireho...

Tweets

The GOP’s ’21st-Century’ budget slashes investments in education, infrastructure and science

The GOP’s ’21st-Century’ budget slashes investm...

climateprogress.org 17 Apr '11, 12pm

The Ryan-Republican budget disinvests in transportation infrastructure investment per capita by 37 percent from current le...

Forgot to turn off the lights? There's an app for that

Forgot to turn off the lights? There's an app f...

mnn.com 18 Apr '11, 10pm

The simple fact of making power flows known — by putting electricity meters inside the house instead of outside — can lead...

Funds awarded to build rural sports facility in...

architectureforhumanity.org 15 Apr '11, 8pm

On Wednesday last, approximately 100 members of the local community from Santo took part in a design charrette facilitated...

For Earth Day: the majesty of the northern lights

switchboard.nrdc.org 22 Apr '11, 12pm

All comments offered in the spirit of civil conversation are welcome! Commercial spam, obscenity and other rude behavior a...

Where do your tax dollars go?

Where do your tax dollars go?

mnn.com 15 Apr '11, 11pm

If your like me, you’re wondering what, exactly, some of these categories are. Each of these categories is broken down int...

Saudi Arabia's Proposed Mile High Tower Will Ge...

treehugger.com 17 Apr '11, 8pm

But despite all my unbridled criticism, the idea of starting anew outside the established urban center isn't a new one. In...

Saudi Arabia's Proposed Mile High Tower Will Ge...

treehugger.com 17 Apr '11, 8pm

But despite all my unbridled criticism, the idea of starting anew outside the established urban center isn't a new one. In...

Budget Deal Done On Poor Women\'s Backs:

Budget Deal Done On Poor Women\'s Backs:

care2.com 10 Apr '11, 1am

How vicious and widespread is the Republican attack on poor women ? It just about shut down the federal government. And it...