Nebraska, Iowa officials still unsure of sequester cuts' effects
Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., said lawmakers still have a few weeks before the current continuing resolution that funds the government expires on March 27, but she urged President Barack Obama to come up with spending cuts to replace the sequester that are more responsibly tailored.
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — The White House is pumping out state-by-state breakdowns of the budget cuts set to hit Friday, but many at the state and local levels of government say they are still officially in the dark about exactly how they will be affected.
For example, the White House distributed a Nebraska “Fact Sheet” indicating that the sequester will cost the state $174,000 meant to upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats, $390,000 in grants to treat substance abuse and $51,000 for HIV testing. But the sheet provided no details on the accounts those amounts would be cut from.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:00 am.