Impacts of budget cuts

The proposed federal budget has already called for big cuts. It might not be a cause of worry for many Kentuckians, but state lawmakers say the services we depend on at home could be on the chopping block.

Representative Rick Rand, who chairs the state's House Appropriation's and Revenue Committee, says if these cuts go through it could make a big impact on services in the mountains.

"If the type of budget cuts come through that we hear about, it could have a dramatic effect on our budget across our budget from education, to corrections, to programs like Operation UNITE," said Rep. Rick Rand.

Some states, including Tennessee, have already developed plans for cuts to state services. Rand says state lawmakers will wait for a federal budget to pass before planning for cuts to any statewide departments.


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