Sequestration cuts will be felt locally

Mar 5, 2013

Due to expected federal budget cuts, the Head Start program at Capital Area Community Services, Inc. in Lansing is expected to serve 150 fewer children, says director Lucy McClintic.
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Automatic cuts to the federal budget, known as sequestration, went into effect last week. If the initial round of $85 billion in cuts to the military and domestic discretionary spending are not averted, the cuts will resonate throughout the nation's economy, including in Michigan. 

Gilda Jacobs, president of the Michigan League for Public Policy, and Lucy McClintic, director of the Head Start program for the Lansing metro area, discuss the local impact the cuts could have.