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Sequestration won't cut State of Michigan worker jobs

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester after a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington March 1,
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester after a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington March 1,

LANSING (WKZO) -- The implementation of federal sequestration will not result in any layoffs of state workers in Michigan.  The State Budget Office says that while Michigan will lose about 150-million dollars in federal funding in the coming fiscal year, the 2013-2014 budget is structured in such a way that state workers will be protected.

The most significant impact will be felt in the Department of Human Services.  They will eliminate the 137-dollar per child clothing allowance that is currently allotted each year to 21-thousand children.

In the current fiscal year, 42-percent of the state budget comes from federal funds.  Sequestration reductions represent less than four-tenths of one percent of the total budget.

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