Kentucky and Indiana would feel federal spending cuts from defense to parks

WASHINGTON — Unless Congress and the White House pull off another last-minute deal, $85 billion in spending cuts will start phasing in nationwide on Friday, costing jobs in defense installations, airports, firehouses, police stations, social services and other government-funded programs. In Kentucky, the cuts — known in Washington as a budgetary sequestration — would potentially cost some 21,484 defense and non-defense jobs, with 17,957 lost in Indiana, according to a study by the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis. More from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

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