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Ohio would feel severe pain from automatic budget cuts Friday, White House argues



Published: Sun, February 24, 2013 @ 9:00 p.m.

Ohio would feel severe pain from automatic budget cuts Friday, White House argues

Staff report

Youngstown

If Congress fails to approve a deficit-reduction plan by Friday, a series of automatic cuts, or a sequester, could have a drastic effect on the lives of many Ohioans, the White House says.

On Sunday night, The White House released a state-by-state analysis of how a sequester would negatively impact states and their residents.

“House Republicans recognize the harmful effects of the sweeping cuts in President Obama’s sequester,” said U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson of Marietta, R-6th, who represents parts of the Mahoning Valley.

“The president’s sequester will have very detrimental effects on Ohioans, America’s military, and our national security.”

The White House projections lists an array of cuts in funding and programs affecting education, the military, senior citizens and many others.

See the full story with the complete list of cuts Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


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