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As the deadline passed for the nation’s across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration, the failure of Democrats and Republicans to strike a deal before March 1 now means $85 billion will be reduced from government programs and federal agencies over the next 10 months, the consequences of which could also be felt locally, though likely not immediately.
With the pending sequester, or mandatory budget cuts slated to go into effect on March 1 if Congress doesn't act, the White House went to the public Monday, announcing what the cuts would mean to each state, including Arizona.
According to the White House document, the sequester's impact to Arizona will include: