WBEZ | continuing resolution http://www.wbez.org/tags/continuing-resolution Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Proposed House cuts may hurt Illinois residents http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-16/proposed-house-cuts-may-hurt-illinois-residents-83795 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-16/Capitol Building Getty Mark Wilson.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives gave themselves another extension to cobble together a federal budget. Congress now has through April 8 to get its financial house in order. Otherwise the government will shut down.<br /><br />The latest extension proposes another $6 billion in cuts. Long term though Republicans want $61 billion gone from the federal budget.<br /><br /><em>Eight Forty Eight</em> spoke with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.povertylaw.org/news-and-events/misc/medicaid-lawsuit/bouman.pdf">John Bouman</a> about what these cuts could mean. Bouman is president of the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.povertylaw.org/">Shriver Center on Poverty Law</a>, and recently contributed to a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chn.org/pdf/2011/BetterBudget4AllReport.pdf">study</a> that looked at how the cuts would affect Illinois residents.</p></p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:03:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-16/proposed-house-cuts-may-hurt-illinois-residents-83795