Georgia Hit With $240 Million a Year Budget Cut From Sequester
- Category: Atlanta
- Published on Friday, 01 March 2013 10:07
- Written by The Atlanta Daily World
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Beginning today, Georgia will be preparing to take annual cuts to their federal budget ranging from $240 million a year to $20 million a month
The cuts will mainly affect federally funded programs for early childhood education, senior citizens and transportation maintenance and repairs.
“We’ll feel everything a little bit, I don’t know that we feel any one thing incredibly hard,” State Rep. Terry England of Auburn told WSB Radio.
The cuts will have a major impact with the state’s military installations and defense companies.
“If they’re looking at a 20 percent cut in salary, they’re going to slow down on a lot of their spending,” Rep. England said. “They’re going to delay buying a new car... they’re not going to go to as many movies, they’re not going to eat out as much.”