The threat of a sequester is looming near. If Congress can't reach an agreement by Friday, $83 billion in federal spending cuts will kick in. In the valley, that could mean lost jobs and services.
The federal court house in Fresno is already bracing for furloughs and possible lay offs. The court clerk says cuts could put court cases on hold and hamper public service. Fresno County's Head Start program is bracing to lose $2.7 million in funding. That would cut early education access to 273 children, and put 52 employees out of work.
Fresno County Head Start director Tamala Olsby says, "This one is big. This one seems certain and that scares me. It scares me for the kids and the families that we serve."
Fresno-Yosemite International Airport is also on a list to lose an overnight air traffic control position, should the sequester take place. The airport director says operations will not be affected if this does happen.