What The Sequester Will Cut In Missouri

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The White House on Sunday released a list of what would be cut in Missouri if mandatory spending cuts go into effect March 1.  The numbers were part of a state-by-state report released by the White House to stress the need to reverse $85 billion in cuts that would begin March 1 and run through the end of September, part of a plan to reduce the budget by $1.2 trillion over the next decade.

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 and funding for Air Force operations would be cut by about $14 million.

Aside from military spending cuts, there will be environmental cuts, education cuts and government job cuts.

Read more in the St. Louis Business Journal


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