On a serious note lets hope the furlough doesn’t go through….
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (CBSDC/AP)— The White House released lists for each state on Sunday of potential effects of automatic spending cuts set for Friday.
The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March to September.
As to whether states could move money around to cover shortfalls, the White House said that depends on state budget structures and the specific programs. The White House did not have a list of which states or programs might have flexibility.
The governors of Maryland and Virginia say they agree that cuts need to be avoided.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, and his Virginia counterpart, Republican Bob McDonnell appeared Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
They said the cuts would have a big…
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