How Possible Budget Cuts Could Affect Kentucky

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Updated: 2/25/2013 7:34 pm
If Congress doesn't come to a decision on budget cuts by Friday, $85 Billion in cuts would kick-in and could greatly affect Kentuckians.

According to the White House, Kentucky would lose nearly $12 million for education.

In addition, Kentucky would lose nearly $8 million to help students with disabilities, more than 1,300 kids wouldn't receive vaccinations, and more than $700,000 would be lost that helps to provide meals to seniors.

We talked to a woman who relies on meals from the Blue Grass Community Action Partnership.  "I can't breathe, and stand up and cook," said Betty Shouse.

Governor Beshear released a statement about the possible cuts on Monday. “Like many Americans, I am disgusted with DC’s continual dysfunction. Sequestration carries real and negative impacts for Kentucky families if DC fails to address it, including serious cuts to Kentucky’s classrooms. I urge the parties to put aside these political games and address this before these devastating cuts are enacted,” said Beshear.

Sunday night, President Obama said the cuts could be stopped at any time with a little compromise.
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