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Sequestration stands to cost state $38.6M

Nevada's government will be hit to the tune of $38.6 million this federal fiscal year if Congress doesn't avoid sequestration, Gov. Brian Sandoval said Thursday.

Without congressional action today, $85 billion in previously planned, wide-ranging federal spending cuts will start having an impact when the congressional continuing resolution expires March 27.

Sandoval said he wants to assure residents the state has been preparing since fall. He said that total covers only the impact to state government, because he has no power to reduce the impact on federal employees from the military to the Bureau of Land Management.

"I'm very concerned …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Mar 1, 2013 02:41AM Published Mar 1, 2013 02:40AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.