Nebraska, Wyoming would be hit hard by sequester

The White House says federal budget cuts set to take effect Friday would cost Nebraska just short of $3 million in education funding and put around 40 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition, Nebraska will lose approximately $3.5 million in funds for children with disabilities.

The report says 4,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed in Nebraska, resulting in a $25 million economic development hit. The state would also lose close to $3 million in funds for public safety, job assistance and clean air and water protection.

Wyoming would lose about $1.5 million in funding for teachers who work with students with disabilities. That funding pays for about 20 teachers and other staffers. The White House also said Wyoming would lose $1.1 million in clean water and air funding and possibly about $800,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.

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