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WASHINGTON, DC – The White House released new state-by-state reports Sunday that outline the possible impact the sequester will have on jobs and middle class families across the country if a congressional compromise is not reached by March 1.

Below are state reports for Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

OHIO

If sequestration were to take effect, some examples of the impacts on Ohio this year alone are:

Teachers and Schools:

Ohio will lose approximately $25.1 million in funding for primary and  secondary education, putting around 350 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition about 34,000  fewer students would be served and approximately 100 fewer schools would receive funding.

Education for Children with Disabilities:

In addition, Ohio will lose approximately $22 million in funds for about 270 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.

Work-Study Jobs:

Around 3,320 fewer low income students in Ohio would receive aid to help them finance the costs of college and around 1,450 fewer students will get work-study jobs that help them pay for college.

Head Start:

Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for approximately

2,500 children in Ohio, reducing access to critical early education.

Protections for Clean Air and Clean Water:

Ohio would lose about $6,865,000 in environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste. In addition, Ohio could lose another $981,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.

Military Readiness:

In Ohio, approximately 26,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $161.4 million in total.

Army: Base operation funding would be cut by about $1.9 million in Ohio.

Air Force: Funding for Air Force operations in Ohio would be cut by about $3 million.

Law Enforcement and Public Safety Funds for Crime Prevention and Prosecution:

Ohio will lose about $455,000 in Justice Assistance Grants that support law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.

Job Search Assistance to Help those in Ohio find Employment and Training:

Ohio will lose about $1,786,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, meaning around 57,100 fewer people will get the help and skills they need to find employment.

Child Care:

Up to 800 disadvantaged and vulnerable children could lose access to child care, which is also essential for working parents to hold down a job.

Vaccines for Children:

In Ohio around 5,040 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B due to reduced funding for vaccinations of about $344,000.

Public Health:

Ohio will lose approximately $1,102,000 in funds to help upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. In addition, Ohio will lose about $3,310,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 4200 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs. And the Ohio State Department of Health will lose about $302,000 resulting in around 7,600 fewer HIV tests.

STOP Violence Against Women Program:

Ohio could lose up to $245,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 900 fewer victims being served.

Nutrition Assistance for Seniors: Ohio would lose approximately $823,000 in funds that provide.

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KENTUCKY

If sequestration were to take effect, some examples of the impacts on Kentucky this year alone are:

Teachers and Schools:

Kentucky will lose approximately $11.8 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 160 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition about 21,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 40 fewer schools would receive funding.

Education for Children with Disabilities : In addition, Kentucky will lose approximately $7.7 million in funds for about 90 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.

Work-Study Jobs:

Around 1,710 fewer low income students in Kentucky would receive aid to help them finance the costs of college and around 470 fewer students will get work-study jobs that help them pay for college.

Head Start:

Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for approximately 1,100 children in Kentucky, reducing access to critical early education.

Protections for Clean Air and Clean Water:

Kentucky would lose about $2.1 million in environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste. In addition, Kentucky could lose another $774,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.

Military Readiness:

In Kentucky, approximately 11,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would

be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $54.4 million in total.

Army : Base operation funding would be cut by about $122 million in Kentucky.

Law Enforcement and Public Safety Funds for Crime Prevention and Prosecution:

Kentucky will lose about $171,000 in Justice Assistance Grants that support law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.

Job Search Assistance to Help those in Kentucky find Employment and Training:

Kentucky will lose about $478,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, meaning around 16,690 fewer people will get the help and skills they need to find employment.

Child Care:

Up to 500 disadvantaged and vulnerable children could lose access to child care, which is also essential for working parents to hold down a job.

Vaccines for Children:

In Kentucky around 1,350 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B due to reduced funding for vaccinations of about $92,000.

Public Health:

Kentucky will lose approximately $414,000 in funds to help upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. In addition, Kentucky will lose about $1 million in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 1,200 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs. And the Kentucky State Cabinet of Health and Family Services will lose about $83,000 resulting in around 2,100 fewer HIV tests.

STOP Violence Against Women Program:

Kentucky could lose up to $93,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 400 fewer victims being served.

Nutrition Assistance for Seniors:

Kentucky would lose approximately $677,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.

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INDIANA

If sequestration were to take effect, some examples of the impacts on Indiana this year alone are:

Teachers and Schools:

Indiana will lose approximately $13.8 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 190 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition about 12,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 50 fewer schools would receive funding.

Education for Children with Disabilities: In addition, Indiana will lose approximately $12.4 million in funds for about 150 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.

Work-Study Jobs:

Around 2,170 fewer low income students in Indiana would receive aid to help them finance the costs of college and around 1,020 fewer students will get work-study jobs that help them pay for college.

Head Start:

Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for approximately 1,000 children in Indiana, reducing access to critical early education.

Protections for Clean Air and Clean Water:

Indiana would lose about $3.3 million in environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste. In addition, Indiana could lose another $739,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.

Military Readiness:

In Indiana, approximately 11,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $64.4 million in total.

Army: Base operation funding would be cut by about $1.7 million in Indiana.

Air Force: Funding for Air Force operations in Indiana would be cut by about $7 million.

Navy: Scheduled Blue Angels shows in Indianapolis and Evansville could be canceled.

Law Enforcement and Public Safety Funds for Crime Prevention and Prosecution:

Indiana will lose about $262,000 in Justice Assistance Grants that support law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.

Job Search Assistance to Help those in Indiana find Employment and Training:

Indiana will lose about $683,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, meaning around 24,290 fewer people will get the help and skills they need to find employment.

Child Care:

Up to 600 disadvantaged and vulnerable children could lose access to child care, which is also essential for working parents to hold down a job.

Vaccines for Children:

In Indiana around 2,770 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B due to reduced funding for vaccinations of about $189,000.

Public Health:

Indiana will lose approximately $619,000 in funds to help upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. In addition, Indiana will lose about $1.7 million in grants to help prevent and treat

substance abuse, resulting in around 1,100 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs. And the Indiana State Department of Health will lose about $146,000 resulting in around 3,700 fewer HIV tests.

STOP Violence Against Women Program:

Indiana could lose up to $138,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 500 fewer victims being served.

Nutrition Assistance for Seniors:

Indiana would lose approximately $820,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.

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The links to other state reports can be found below:

1.    Alabama         

2.    Alaska         

3.    Arizona         

4.    Arkansas         

5.    California         

6.    Colorado         

7.    Connecticut         

8.    Delaware         

9.    District of Columbia

10.  Florida         

11.  Georgia         

12.  Hawaii         

13.  Idaho         

14.  Illinois                 

15.  Iowa         

16.  Kansas                 

17.  Louisiana         

18.  Maine         

19.  Maryland         

20.  Massachusetts         

21.  Michigan         

22.  Minnesota         

23.  Mississippi         

24.  Missouri         

25.  Montana         

26.  Nebraska         

27.  Nevada         

28.  New Hampshire         

29.  New Jersey         

30.  New Mexico         

31.  New York         

32.  North Carolina         

33.  North Dakota         

34.  Oklahoma         

35.  Oregon         

36.  Pennsylvania

37.  Rhode Island

38.  South Carolina

39.  South Dakota

40.  Tennessee

41.  Texas

42.  Utah

43.  Vermont

44.  Virginia

45.  Washington

46.  West Virginia

47.  Wisconsin

48.  Wyoming

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