Michigan Faces $141 Million Sequestration Hit

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal sequester plan that would cut $85 billion in spending on March 1 would include more than $141 million in cuts in the state of Michigan, according to a White House release Sunday night.

Congress has until Friday to come up with another plan to avoid the automatic cuts.

Michigan would be hit hardest in military and education funding in the $141,551,000 worth of cuts. 10,000 of the state’s Department of Defense employees would be furloughed, with total pay getting reduced by almost $68 million.

Primary and secondary education in the state would lose $22 million in funding. That would put the jobs of 300 teachers and aides at risk.

More than $20 million would get cut from the state’s special education programs.

Congress will be back in session on Monday after a week-long recess.

A full look at the effects of sequestration on Michigan can be found here.

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1 Comment

  • Naomi Scheiern

    I hardly believe that the last line link is a FULL look at the effects of sequestration. It is merely a form of blackmail to send this message out, I presume a separate one for each state, which the president has had his cronies wasting time preparing. What he and his crew need to spend some time at is looking at what will happen to the country if he doesn't cut his spending. Worse yet, he probably knows and is deliberately proceeding in ways to cause our downfall.