You Oughta Know

March 11, 2013

Site shows how sequester will affect people

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

For a complete list of You Oughta Know columns, go to www.kansas.com/oughta.

The record: An interactive map of how federal budget cuts, called the sequester, could affect each state.

Why you’d want it: To learn more about how the sequester will affect you. The map was prepared by the Obama administration. The breakdown covers education and training, military readiness, public health, environmental protections and programs that help the vulnerable.

Where you get it : The map is online at www.whitehouse.gov/issues/sequester/interactive-map.

How much does it cost: The information is free.

Deb Gruver

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