Michigan will not lay off state workers, will cut school programs

5:27 AM, Apr 16, 2013   |    comments
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LANSING (WZZM)- State officials announced Monday all 48,000 state employees will keep their jobs, despite across the board spending cuts in Washington brought on by the government sequester.

Michigan will feel the effects, however, in education.

Federal funding for Michigan education will drop $54 million this year, which will affect special education programs, after-school programs, as well as programs geared toward helping schools in high poverty areas.

Children who receive federal assistance for clothing each school year will not receive that allowance this year. Officials say 21,000 students were set to receive a $137 stipend for their back-to-school shopping.

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