A month after partisan stalemate set off the federal funding “sequester,” Palm Beach County residents are seeing the impact in deep cuts to local services:
- County commissioners Tuesday cut a series of federally supported community service programs that feed impoverished seniors and bus children to Head Start centers. The sequester cuts $1.9 million in grants for those programs, leaving seniors without breakfast, poor children without rides and bus drivers without jobs.
- The Boca Raton Airport Authority on Wednesday voted to sue the Federal Aviation Administration in an admittedly unlikely effort to retain air traffic controllers for the facility’s tower, which guides more than 50,000 flights a year. Pilots coming into the airport will be on their own.
- Cuts to another program mean that more than 900 households that rely on federal help with utility bills will be left in the cold.
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