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How automatic budget cuts could affect NC

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The White House released information about the possible effects of spending cuts set for Friday.

Some examples of how automatic budget cuts could affect North Carolina:

Education:

— About $25.4 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 350 teacher and aide jobs at risk.

— About $16.8 million in money for 200 teachers, aides and staff that help teach children with disabilities

— Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for about 1,500 children.

Environment:

— About $3.6 million in environmental funding

— About $1.3 million in grants for fish and wildlife protection.

Military and law enforcement:

— About 22,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $117.5 million in total.

— About $136 million for Army base operations in North Carolina.

— About $5 million for Air Force operations in North Carolina.

— Aircraft depot maintenance would be canceled in Cherry Point.

Health:

— About $243,000 in reduced funding for vaccinations

— About $911,000 in funds to help upgrade state’s ability to respond to public health threat

— About $2 million in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse

— About $341,000 for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

— Up to $205,000 in funding for services to victims of domestic violence

— About $1.5 million in funds that provide meals for seniors.

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