Kentuckians Worried Over Sequester’s Local Effects

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Updated: 2/28/2013 6:57 am

As time is running out for President Obama and Congress to reach an agreement on the so-called “sequester”, people in Kentucky are beginning to worry about the consequences that the state will face if they can’t find a compromise.

If the sequester went into effect, the White House said our state would lose nearly $12 million for education, putting around 160 jobs at risk.

Kentucky would also lose nearly $8 million used to help students with disabilities.

On top of this, the loss of money would mean that more than 1,300 children would not be vaccinated for diseases.

And up to 500 disadvantaged children could lose access to child care, meaning their parents may have trouble holding down a job.

Governor Beshear released a statement about issue. He said the possible sequester, “…carries real and negative impacts for Kentucky families if D.C. fails to address it, including serious cuts to Kentucky’s classrooms.”

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