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Report details sequester's impact in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The White House is warning state leaders that if congressional leaders don't reach a deal by the end of the month, millions of Americans will be adversely impacted by deep, across the board budget cuts, known as sequestration.

The White House has released projected figures showing how the budget cuts, known as the sequester, will affect Kentucky. For a start, The White House says education in Kentucky will lose nearly $12 million, putting 160 teachers and aide jobs at risk. That same report says about 1,100 children would lose access to Head Start programs in Kentucky.

Education is just one of many areas where money would be cut in Kentucky. Army base operation funding in the commonwealth would be cut by about $122 million, and about 11,000 civilian Department of Defense workers would be furloughed.

The sequester is set to kick in March 1.


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