More school districts and municipalities are dipping into their reserve funds to avoid making cuts to vital social services, but this is a one-time safety valve. If cuts continue as a result of sequestration, these services for the poor and marginalized will be cut back.
This week, they point to early childhood programs that already have been cut in states ranging from Kentucky, New Mexico and Iowa, to New York and Massachusetts; while senior programs have been cut from California to New Hampshire.
Sequester impacts even affect jobs and the econony. In Michigan, unemployment checks have been cut back.
To read the latest Sequester Impact for July 13-19, click here.