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Automatic Federal Budget Cuts Could Mean $140 Million Loss for Michigan

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Michigan could lose $140 million if automatic federal budget cuts kick in Friday.

The state broke down those numbers, and says 10,000 Department of Defense employees in Michigan will be furloughed.

That will save the federal government $68 million, plus another 14 for army base operations.

The state will also lose $22 million in education funding, plus $20 million for teachers and aides for children with disabilities.

Head Start and Early Head Start would be slashed for 2,300 children.

Other cuts include $1.7 million for job search assistance, nearly $2 million for meals for the elderly and $1.5 million for fish and wildlife protection.