Cuts in defense, Medicare could mean fewer jobs for R.I.

PORTSMOUTH stands to lose $47.6 million due to the defense spending sequestration mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011.  Middletown, Providence, Pawtucket and Woonsocket round out the top five hardest hit Rhode Island municipalities with a cumulative loss of $24.4 million.  For a larger version of this image, click <a href=HERE. / COURTESY THE CENTER FOR SECURITY POLICY" title="PORTSMOUTH stands to lose $47.6 million due to the defense spending sequestration mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011. Middletown, Providence, Pawtucket and Woonsocket round out the top five hardest hit Rhode Island municipalities with a cumulative loss of $24.4 million. For a larger version of this image, click HERE. / COURTESY THE CENTER FOR SECURITY POLICY"/>
PORTSMOUTH stands to lose $47.6 million due to the defense spending sequestration mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011. Middletown, Providence, Pawtucket and Woonsocket round out the top five hardest hit Rhode Island municipalities with a cumulative loss of $24.4 million. For a larger version of this image, click HERE. / COURTESY THE CENTER FOR SECURITY POLICY
WASHINGTON – Rhode Island could lose up to $82 million due to defense sequestration and more than 3,000 jobs due to sequestration in Medicare spending, according to reports released by the Center for Security Policy and the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, respectively. According to the reports released by the Center for Security policy, the…

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