(Washington, DC) -- The White House has released state-by-state reports on the possible effects of impending federal budget cuts from the process known as "sequestration."
Impacts to Pennsylvania include a possible $26.4 million cut in funding for primary and secondary education, the furlough of about 26,000 civilian Department of Defense employees at the commonwealth's military facilities, and a $5.7 million cut in funding to help ensure clean water and air quality.
Congress has until March 1st to come up with a plan to avert the automatic spending cuts. If a deal isn't reached, sequestration would cut funding to areas such as education, defense, national parks, and public health.
Read more about how sequestration would affect Pennsylvania here.
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