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Sequester to Cost Mass Kids Millions

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

According to the White House, children will be the big losers as the federal budget sequester—a set of automatic cuts—hits Massachusetts this year. If money for these key programs isn’t restored, here’s a rough guide to what will happen:

* $13.9 million in funding for K-12 public education will disappear, possibly eliminating 190 teachers and aides

* $13.4 million in funding for teachers and other personnel who assist children with disabilities will leave the state

* 1,100 children will no longer be served by Head Start programs

* $201,000 in funding to vaccinate children would be lost, meaning that more than 2,900 fewer children would not be vaccinated for measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, flu and hepatitis B

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I wonder if before we see one more tirade against Citizens United, consider that the Advocate is free to cut-and-paste talking points straight from the White House and call it "news."

Posted by Shut up they explained on 3.19.13 at 20:10

Thank Barack Obama for those arbitrary cuts as the sequester was his idea. He refuses to govern and manage cuts in less impactful places. You wanted him for 4 more years and now you have him. As a community organizer he is great at pitting groups against each other and he's sadly still doing it. Take for example the closing of white house tours - nothing but a temper tantrum by your president.

Posted by Ben on 3.20.13 at 8:45
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