federal agencies

White House says budget cuts to take effect Friday

Feb 25, 2013

The White House says about 12,000 civilians who work for the defense department in New York would be furloughed and funding for the operation of Army bases in the state would be cut by $108 million.

The state's schools and teachers are also at serious risk, as are efforts to protect clean air and water.

Massachusetts could lose tens of millions of dollars for education, environmental protection and child care, about $14 million for primary and secondary education, putting 190 teacher and aide jobs at risk.