Education, Military Would See Biggest Cuts In Vt.

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A report from the White House says education and the military could see some of the biggest reductions in Vermont if automatic cuts to the federal budget take hold this week.

The report says about $1.1 million in funding would be cut for primary and secondary education in Vermont and $1.4 million for about for about 30 teachers, aides and staff who help children with disabilities.

About 1,000 civilian Department of Defense workers also would be furloughed.

The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office as it seeks to avoid the impending economic fallout.

The numbers are based only on the $85 billion in cuts for this fiscal year, from March-September, that are set to take effect Friday.

As to whether states could move money around to cover shortfalls, the White House said that depends on state budget structures and the specific programs. The White House did not have a list of which states or programs might have flexibility.

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