What Sequester Cuts Mean For Michigan

By: Brian Johnson Email
By: Brian Johnson Email

The White House has released its projections of how the automatic government spending cuts known as the sequester will impact Michigan starting March 1.

According to the White House in Michigan the sequester threatens "hundreds of thousands of middle class jobs, and cut[s] vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and our men and women in uniform."

State Budget Director John Nixon says the exact effects won't be known until after March 27, when Congress has to pass a new budget.

"It's not black and white right now," said Nixon. "We don't know how much of the cuts are going to be absorbed at the Federal level. We don't know how much are going to be passed down to the state level. But at the end of the day we do know that there will be some reductions coming."

Coming up tonight on WILX News Ten at 6 p.m. Brian Johnson will have more on how the sequester will impact Michigan. Brian interviews the State Budget Director John Nixon, as well as Zack Pohl, the Executive Director of Progress Michigan and Curtis Hertel, the Ingham County Register of Deeds.

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