The White House says Massachusetts could lose tens of millions of dollars for education, environmental protection and child care if the automatic federal budget cuts termed "sequestration" take effect as scheduled March 1st.
The Obama administration says Massachusetts would lose about $14 million for primary and secondary education, putting 190 teacher and aide jobs at risk. About 20,000 fewer students would be served and 60 fewer schools would receive money from Washington.
About 7,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $43.4 million.
And Massachusetts would lose about $300,000 in grants that support law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention, corrections, drug treatment and enforcement and crime victim initiatives.
The budget cuts are set to take effect on Friday unless President Barack Obama and Congress agree on an alternate plan.