Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More Sequestration Information from OMB

According to a new report released by the Office of Management & Budget (OMB), sequestration (the mandatory cuts slated to occur on January 2, 2013 unless Congress acts) will result in an 8.2 percent cut to non-defense discretionary spending.  An 8.2% decrease to the U.S. Department of Education is equivalent to a $4.1 billion decrease in funding.  The report notes, "Education grants to states and local school districts supporting smaller classes, after school programs, and children with disabilities would suffer."

The complete OMB report is available at http://goo.gl/U6elT.