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Sequester will potentially cut $46 million from Iowa programs

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

The nation's sequester will potentially cost Iowa programs more than $46 million, according to information released by Iowa Department of Management Director David Roederer this morning. This comes after the White House and Congress failed to meet the deadline to prevent $85 billion in budget cuts nationwide.

Roederer held a briefing in Des Moines, outlining the impact.

Education programs take the biggest hit, at more than 14 million dollars.
Public Health and Humans Rights programs follow, adding up to a combined 13 million dollars.

More than 235 budgeted positions could be impacted, but it's not known how many could face layoffs or furloughs.

The total state and federal budget for Iowa is about $12 billion.

You can see a list of all the potential cuts here.
See the full handout here.

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