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By Deb Brumley
For the Sentinel 

Sequestration means uncertainties, cuts, slowdowns and closures


It seemed like a good idea last fall for federal lawmakers to agree that on March 1 this year automatic spending cuts would kick in, should they not be able to agree on specific budget cuts needed to balance the national budget in the early part of the new year. The new year is here, and the U.S. is but several days away from those automatic cuts, also known as Sequestration. That good fall idea now means budget officials at all levels are scrambling hard to figure out actual financial cuts and impacts and pass those numbers down through the federal financial offices to state and local offices for action. While it is still possible for Congress to come to a budget agreement in the next fe...

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