CAPITOL CHATTER Sequester begins Friday, Minnesota impact uncertain
By Don Davis
Minnesotans may not know what the word means, but starting Friday they begin to feel the impact of automatic and deep federal budget cuts known as sequestration.
No one knows for sure... Posted on 2/28/13 at 6:46 PM
USDA meat inspectors possible targets of cuts WORTHINGTON — With Congress facing yet another looming deadline — this time to avoid sequester and billions of dollars in budget cuts — the potential impacts to the public are wide-ranging and far-reaching. Sequestration, if not avoided by tonight’s midnight deadline, would cut approximately $85 billion from the annual federal budget of $3.6 trillion.
Minnesotans employed in defense-related jobs might be most vulnerable ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s senior congressional Republican shows little optimism that massive automatic federal spending cuts can be avoided.
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