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.