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Automatic Budget Cuts Looming

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The deadline to stop massive automatic budget cuts is getting closer. The President continues to send warnings about the consequences while Republicans say he's making the cuts sound scarier than they are.

Here in Louisiana, millions of dollars will be cut from specific programs. About 15.8 million dollars will be cut from primary and secondary education, risking about 220 teacher and aide jobs.

About two and a half million dollars to ensure clean water and air would get cut, as well as pollution prevention from pesticides and hazardous waste.

And about $118,000 for vaccinations will get cut, that means over 1700 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and hepatitis-b.

 

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