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March 3, 2013
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Sequester's impacts to Nev. military unknown

Two Northern Nevada communities that rely on military operations could severely feel the effects of reduced federal government spending because of sequestration.Officials from both Fallon, whose economy relies on the naval air station southeast of town, and Carson City, headquarters for the Nevada Military Department, expressed reservation on the impact of the military cuts set forth by sequestration.Mandated by a 2011 deficit reduction law, sequestration requires the cutting of $85 billion — about $46 billion applied the Department of Defense. Since Congress and the administration were unable to work out a deal on Friday, the sequestration went into effect, although …

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