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A look at automatic budget cuts in Louisiana

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm •  Published: February 24, 2013

—Air Force: About $8 million.

—Navy: A planned demolition project at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans and a scheduled Blue Angels show at Barksdale Air Force Base could be canceled.


—About $264,000 in Justice Assistance Grants that support law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.


—About $509,000 for job search assistance, referral, and placement, affecting about 17,150 people.

—Up to 600 disadvantaged and vulnerable children could lose access to child care essential for working parents.


—About $118,000 for vaccinations; 1,730 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza and Hepatitis B.

—$433,000 to improve ability to respond to public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological events.

—$1.3 million in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in about 1,300 fewer admissions to programs.

—$320,000 for HIV tests, reducing number by 8,000.

—$97,000 for victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 400 fewer victims being served.

—$488,000 to provide meals for seniors.