Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sequester in PA

from the inbox:

Study: Sequester Would Cut 78,454 Jobs in Pennsylvania. According to a 2012 study by George Mason Professor Stephen Fuller, the automatic spending cuts affecting Department of Defense and non-Department of Defense discretionary spending would lead to significant job losses in every state.
·         Sequester Would Cost Pennsylvania $4 Billion in Total Lost Income. [The Economic Impact of the Budget Control Act of 2011 on DOD & non-DOD Agencies, Professor Stephen Fuller, 7/17/12]

Study: Sequester Would Slash Critical Maternal and Child Health Services. The American Academy of Pediatrics studied the impacts that sequestration will have on Pennsylvania and projected that:

·         21,100 mothers and young children would lose access to food assistance and critical health care.
·         8,250 fewer children would receive vaccinations.
·         95,400 fewer women, children and families would receive critical preventive health care.
·         $160 million would be cut from the NIH’s research projects based in Pennsylvania 
[American Academy of Pediatrics, 10/1/12]
 Study: Sequester Eliminates $91 Million in Education Funding, Affecting Thousands of Pennsylvania Students. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analyzed how sequestration would impact education in Pennsylvania and concluded that the state would lose $91,931,000 in federal funding for critical education programs. These cuts include:

·         $21.8 million would be cut from special education funding, affecting 13,410 students.
·         $2.2 million would be cut from grants for career and technical education, affecting 8,330 students.
·         $2.1 million would be cut from need-based grants that would help 68,500 low-income Pennsylvanians pay for college. 
[NEA, February 2013]

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