21st Century Partnership to discuss automatic cuts

wcrenshaw@macon.comMarch 5, 2013 

WARNER ROBINS -- The 21st Century Partnership is holding a meeting Wednesday to discuss the impact of automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.

Retired Maj. Gen. Robert McMahon, president of the 21st Century Partnership, and other speakers will talk about what the community can expect as a result of the cuts, according to a release. Other speakers include Houston County Superintendent Robin Hines as well as leaders from Robins Air Force Base.

The meeting is not open to the public.

Sequestration went into effect March 1 after Congress and President Barack Obama failed to reach an alternative agreement to achieve $1.2 trillion in cuts over the next 10 years. About $500 billion of those cuts impact the military.

The biggest immediate local impact is that about 15,000 civilian employees at Robins Air Force Base will be furloughed for 22 days from April through September.

To contact writer Wayne Crenshaw, call 256-9725.

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