How will spending cuts affect Massachusetts?

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) — The White House just released information explaining how these automatic spending cuts would affect Massachusetts.

When it comes to law enforcement, the state would lose about $300,000 in grant money that would otherwise be used for crime prevention, education and drug treatment.

Public health, nearly 3,000 fewer children would get vaccinated due to reduced funding for vaccinations.

And education, the state would lose nearly 14 million dollars in funding, putting nearly 200 teacher positions at risk.

22News asked people if they think education is a place where cuts should be taking place. According to Shannon Coco of Western Mass., “I think education is particularly important, especially at the primary school level and at least until secondary school. It's important to have informed citizens who are knowledgeable about things like this and know how the budget cuts will affect them.”

For the full White House document explaining how these automatic spending cuts would affect Massachusetts click here .

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