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Automatic Spending Cuts Could Be a Blow to Michigan


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The automatic spending cuts could be a big blow to Michigan. The state could see federal funding cut by nearly $150 million if the report out of the White House holds true.

With more than $120 million coming from just two areas: education and the military. According to the White House, nearly $68 million would be cut through furlough days to 10,000 military employees and $14 million would  be cut from army base operations.

Among the cuts to education, $22 million would could from primary and secondary schools, $20 million would be taken away from special education teachers and aides and Head Start and Early Start Programs would be cut for nearly 2,000 kids.

In addition, less money would also go towards the environment, as well as cuts to job assistance, health care and law enforcement.

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