KOTA Territory reacts to sequester cuts - KOTA Territory News

KOTA Territory reacts to sequester cuts

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After Washington politicians could not find an agreement to avoid the sequester, the country will soon feel the effects of the across-the-board cuts.

Many people throughout the country and here in KOTA Territory are frustrated after hearing Washington lawmakers were unable to strike a deal to avoid the $85 billion budget cuts.

Many people are concerned with the impact the sequester will have on federal programs that already have tight budgets.

"The programs that really impact the poor and the needy.  One of the ones that really we've heard a lot about is the folks like Meals on Wheels, some of the school districts," said Lee Gass of Yankton.

"Locally, we should be worried about aid to reservation schools or schools like Ellsworth, Douglas that are heavily dependent on federal assistance," said Jay Davis of Rapid City.

President Barack Obama said Friday that congress still could adjust the most drastic cuts over the next few weeks.

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