How would a sequester affect Illinois?

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How would a sequester affect Illinois? Less than a week before $85 billion in automatic spending cuts could go into effect, the Obama administration is getting specific about what services would be cut if Congress fails to reach a last-minute compromise.

In Illinois, cuts would impact a range of services from education to public health, jobs training, safety and military readiness. The White House released a list, including:

  • $33.4 million in cuts from primary and secondary education
  • $24.7 million in cuts from  education for children with disabilities
  • Head Start services eliminated for 2,700 children
  • $6.4 million cut from environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality
  • 14,000 civilian Department of Defense employees furloughed, with cuts in operations funding for the Army and the Air Force, and canceled demolition projects at Naval Station Great Lakes
  • $1.4 million in cuts for job search assistance
  • 5,230 fewer children receive vaccines

Republicans say Democrats are exaggerating the impact of sequestration. If Congress fails to act, the across-the-board spending cuts go into effect on March 1.

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    • kirby1414

      I think that I read that they would have NO change to their salaries – – This falls back to all of us – we need to vote these greedy, self-centered bastards OUT OF OFFICE – – and be sure that there is a term limit. These folks get into office, settle in, get all their FREE perks – and never work another day!! This whole thing angers me to NO END!!

  • mikol perna

    til I looked at the receipt four $7558, I didnt believe that my mom in-law woz really earning money in there spare time on there computar.. there best friend haz done this 4 only 6 months and just cleared the mortgage on their place and purchased a gorgeous Lotus Elan. this is where I went,……… BIT40.ℂOℳ