Sequester Impact On Idaho


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Three days into the sequester and congress has failed to avoid automatic budget cuts.

Forced spending cuts are now in effect.

Here is the break down on the impacts in Idaho.

The gem state could lose approximately $3.7 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 50 teachers and aide jobs at risk.

The state could lose more than 33-thousand in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence.

Cuts would also affect public health, childcare, military, and the head start program.

"It's a hit for us, we here in the legislature really don't have a lot of control. If people are concerned about it, they really need to be contacting our two Senators and Congressmen,” said Representative Donna Pence.

Both republicans and democrats have to agree on a budget for the remainder of 2013 by the end of this month - to avoid a government shutdown.

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