RALEIGH - Governor Pat McCrory will be among a group of governors that is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama today and it’s a certainty that mandated federal budget cuts set to go in effect Friday will be among the top of the list of subjects discussed.
The White House, which is pressuring Congress to raise taxes, issued an estimate of what the cuts could mean to North Carolina. It’s important to note these cuts are estimated and does not include any efforts by the state to replace those funds. The military cuts cited are likely to be phased in.
$25.4 million in funding for primary and secondary education
$16.8 million in money for staff that help teach children with disabilities
Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for about 1,500 children.
$3.6 million in environmental funding
$1.3 million in grants for fish and wildlife protection.
Military and Law enforcement
About 22,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed
About $136 million for Army base operations in North Carolina
About $5 million for Air Force operations in North Carolina
Aircraft depot maintenance would be canceled in Cherry Point.
About $243,000 in reduced funding for vaccinations
About $911,000 in funds to help upgrade state's ability to respond to public health threat
About $2 million in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse
About $341,000 for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Up to $205,000 in funding for services to victims of domestic violence
About $1.5 million in funds that provide meals for seniors.