Manchester,NH- With less than a week before automatic federal spending cuts go into effect, White House officials have released a report on how those cuts will affect New Hampshire.
According to the report if sequestration occurs, New Hampshire would lose close to 6,000 jobs, beginning with its teachers. The report also explains how the state would lose more than $1 million dollars in federal funding for primary and secondary education; along with more than $ 2 million dollars in funding for children with disabilities, and the elimination of Head start programs for more than 100 students across the state.
The report also describes how nearly 1,000 civilian defense workers would be furloughed and the state would endure a $1.5 million dollar loss for it's clean air and water programs; as well as massive cuts in medical funding for vaccinations.
After taking part in the National Governors Association meeting with President Obama over the weekend, Governor Hassan said It's time for the citizens to make their thoughts on the cuts known to their representatives.
"Let them find a way, with the support of the American people and Granite Staters to avoid unnecessary and manufactured crisis that will hurt our state." Hassan said.
Unless lawmakers can reach some sort of compromise, the sequestration will go into effect on the 1st of March 2013.