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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:59 PM

Description of Impacts of Budget Impasse upon Pennsylvania



"In PA, the administration estimates that 26,000 civilian employees could be furloughed one day a week, essentially an unpaid day off.

The White House claims 11,000 civilian defense workers will face furloughs in New Jersey. Locally, the cuts would affect Tobyhanna Army Depot in the Poconos, and Picatinny Arsenal in northwest New Jersey.

The Keystone State's unemployed could lose nearly a million dollars in job search assistance, according to the administration. Meal programs for seniors, environmental funding, domestic violence programs, and children's vaccine programs would see cuts, they said.

But the big loser could be education. The White House claims $26 million in school funding is at risk in Pennsylvania, putting 360 jobs in jeopardy. NJ faces $11.7 million in school funding cuts, risking 160 jobs, said the White House."

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