Monday, February 25, 2013

White House; Sequestration would cost Missouri $11.9 million in education funds

On Sunday, White House officials released information on how sequestrations would affect each state. Missouri's potential cuts can be found at this site.

Education cuts are as follows:

Missouri will lose approximately $11.9 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 160 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition about 17,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 60 fewer schools would receive funding. In addition, Missouri will lose approximately $10.8 in funds for about 130 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.

Defense cuts are listed below:
In Missouri, approximately 8,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $40.3 million in total. Army: Base operation funding would be cut by about $56 million in Missouri. Air Force:Funding for Air Force operations in Missouri would be cut by about $14 million.


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Anonymous said...


Building a funding scheme on federal grants and loans from deficiet spending should be the first to go.

Anonymous said...

The White House is lying. It isn't costing Missouri anything because the sequestration money is cuts in FUTURE increases. It can't cost you if you never had the money to begin with. This is typical Obama Administration tactics.