Fewer teacher jobs, less money for social services and cuts to public health and safety programs are just some of the possible outcomes of the sequester's automatic budget cuts scheduled to take effect March 1. Maryland ranks among the nation's biggest losers if the cuts are enacted by Congress. [interactive graphic]
The Sequester's BIGGEST Losers


  1. Virginia: -$684 million
  2. California: -$588 million
  3. Texas: -$419 million
  4. MARYLAND: -$359 million
  5. Florida: -$287 million
  1. Georgia: -$234 million
  2. Ohio: -$223 million
  3. Pennsylvania: -$211 million
  4. Washington: -$204 million
  5. Alabama: -$201 million
Maryland
EDUCATION: -$24.1 million
  • $14.4 million for primary/secondary education
  • $9.7 million for special education staff
ENVIRONMENT: -$3.6 million
  • $3.1 millionlost for air & water quality measures
  • $467,000 lost in grants for fish & wildlife protection
MILITARY: -$353.7 million
  • $467,000 lost in Defense Department civilians' gross pay due to furloughs
PUBLIC SAFETY: -$317,000
  • ... lost in grants that support law enforcement, prosecution and courts
CHILDREN: -$140,000
  • ...lost in funding for childhood vaccinations
PUBLIC HEALTH: -$1.1 million
  • $551,000 lost to upgrade public health emergency preparations
  • $595,000 lost in substance abuse funding
WOMEN: -$124,000
  • ...less to Stop Violence Against Women
SENIORS: -$877,000
  • ...lost toward meals for seniors
TOTAL: -$359,541,000
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EDUCATION: --
  • -- for primary/secondary education
  • -- for special education staff
ENVIRONMENT: --
  • --lost for air & water quality measures
  • -- lost in grants for fish & wildlife protection
MILITARY: --
  • $467,000 lost in Defense Department civilians' gross pay due to furloughs
PUBLIC SAFETY: --
  • ... lost in grants that support law enforcement, prosecution and courts
CHILDREN: --
  • ...lost in funding for childhood vaccinations
PUBLIC HEALTH: --
  • -- lost to upgrade public health emergency preparations
  • --lost in substance abuse funding
WOMEN: --
  • ...less to Stop Violence Against Women
SENIORS: --
  • ...lost toward meals for seniors
TOTAL: --
The Office of Management and Budget estimates that nondefense programs will be cut by 9 percent and defense programs by 13 percent.
EDUCATION:
  • -70,000 kids' access to Head Start
  • -10,000 teacher jobs
  • -7.200 special education teachers, aides and staff
SMALL BUSINESSES:
  • -$900 million in small business loan guarantees
FOOD SAFETY:
  • -2,100 food safety inspections
  • RESEARCH:
  • -up tp 12,000 scientists and students impacted by cuts
  • MENTAL HEALTH:
  • -373,00 mentally ill adults and children ability to be treated