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MCLB workers prepare for furloughs

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Officials at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany are preparing workers for possible furloughs connected to the federal government's upcoming sequestration.

Without a deal in Congress by Friday night, deep spending cuts will go into effect. In Georgia, 37,000 civilian Department of Defense employees will have to take furlough days.

MCLB management met with employees Monday to talk about how the cuts will affect them. They would not do an interview with us but released the following statement.

"Management at Marine Corps Logistics Command has been meeting with employees to discuss the potential impacts of sequestration on the individual members of the workforce. Our leadership is committed to providing our employees with the most current and complete information we have available, and we will continue to maintain open and active lines of communication throughout these circumstances. Marine Corps Logistics Command values the important contributions our employees make every day to support Marines in combat and in training."

The White House also released its estimation of how sequestration would impact Georgia.

Among the effects, Georgia would lose $28.6 million for primary and secondary education, $17.5 million for education for children with disabilities, and $1.3 million for meals for seniors.

The Obama Administration also says 2,500 Georgia college students would lose financial aid, 1,700 children would be dropped from Head Start, and 1,100 disadvantaged children would lose access to child care that helps their parents hold down jobs.

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