State Sequestration Issue Briefs.

The Budget Control Act (BCA) was enacted in 2011 to increase the national debt ceiling in exchange for more than $2 trillion in federal funding cuts over the next 10 years. Under the BCA, $109 billion in automatic, across-the-board cuts (“sequesters”) to both defense and non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs will go into effect on January 2, 2013. Federal workforce development programs will be deeply impacted by these cuts. Despite federal disinvestments of more than 30 percent since 2001—with more than $1 billion in cuts just since 2010—critical employment and training programs stand to lose at least another $630 million in 2013 if the sequesters go into effect.  

National Skills Coalition has prepared analyses of the state-level impact of sequestration on workforce programs. For more information on what sequestration would mean for workforce programs in your state, please see the reports below.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri

Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming