Friday is the deadline for Congress to agree on big spending cuts. If they don't then automatic cuts kick in. It's called the "sequester” and the White House is launching a state-by-state campaign to pressure lawmakers.
A new report out Sunday says the sequester would cost Nebraska nearly $3 million in funding for education. The state would lose $15 million in Air Force base operation funding and $1 million in Army funding.
The White House says Iowa could lose up to $ 6.5 million in funding for primary and secondary education. Around 1,000 fewer students would get work-study jobs. As far as military cuts, Army base operations would be cut by about $1.5 million.