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DOM reveals sequester impact on Iowa

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Iowa state programs stand to lose more than $46 million  because of the sequester.

This all comes after the White House and congress failed to meet the deadline to prevent $85 billion in budget cuts nationwide.

Iowa agencies could lose more some 230 full-time-equivalent positions as well.

In a Thursday press conference Iowa Department of Management director David Roederer said the cuts, however, shouldn't cause any major problems.  At least, in the short term.

For state agencies, it's been anything but easy planning budgets.

"The uncertainty is how much is it really?," said Joe Crozier, chief administrator of the Grant Wood Area Education Agency based in Cedar Rapids.

Statewide the Department of Education is set to lose $14 million because of the sequester.

Reading teachers and special education programs would take the biggest hit.

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