As the March 1 sequester deadline approaches, Pew research shows the impact across-the-board federal cuts will vary widely across the states.
Stateline: States with Heavy Military Presence Hurt Hardest
The White House on Sunday (February 24) delivered a state-by-state laundry list of multibillion-dollar federal spending cuts that would occur if sequestration takes effect on Friday.
If Congress and the White House cannot reach an agreement to avert the automatic cuts, a broad swath of government services would be reduced: law enforcement, food safety, schools, national parks, health services and the military. More specifically: Kids sent home from Head Start, airline passengers stuck at choked security checkpoints, unemployed people turned away from job counseling.
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