Lawmakers in the U.S. House started debate today on a food and farm spending bill that includes cuts to a program that helps poor mothers and their children buy food. The 2012 budget proposal cuts the Women, Infants, and Children program by $686 million, as compared to the funding level for FY2011.
Archives for June 14, 2011
Unemployment in Minnesota hovers around 6.6 percent, but Grand Rapids has a rate that nearly doubles that. The 12.3 percent unemployment is rooted in a steady decline of manufacturing and forestry jobs that have continued to leave the area since 2002.
What is the economic state of Bemidji and Beltrami County? How has the recession hit this region … and how has it come out of that economic downturn. We ask people who live in Beltrami County to tell us what they see when it comes to the economy in advance of a live forum on June 21. Please join in.