Belt Tightening for Cobb and Georgia

Information about the sequester

Education, the economy, and child health care will suffer the sequester cuts.

Key facts about the sequester’s impact in Georgia include:

  • Our state would lose $28.6 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting nearly 40o teacher and aide jobs at risk. About 80 fewer schools would receive funding. 
  • Head Start would be eliminated for 1,700 children in Georgia, reducing access to critical early education.
  • 37,000 Georgia civilian jobs in the Department of Defense would be furloughed, devastating military base communities around Columbus, Savannah and elsewhere.
  • Over 4,000 fewer Georgia children would receive vaccines for diseases like measles, mumps, and whooping cough.

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