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What Happens in Minn., Wis. if Federal Cuts take Effect?

Posted at: 02/25/2013 10:40 PM
Updated at: 02/25/2013 11:11 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
ahoglund@wdio.com

In a matter of days, automatic federal spending cuts could go into effect. They're being called the "Sequester," and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is downplaying the potential harm they would have on the state.

During a gathering of governors in Washington, Walker called the across-the-board cuts bad policy, but not ones that will cripple the economy.

We've listed some of the effects the White House says the cuts would have on Wisconsin should they take effect:

In Minnesota:

President Obama’s Administration is trying to persuade Republicans in Congress to accept a deal that would include spending cuts as well as higher tax revenue.

But Walker says "the last thing we want to do is take more money out of the hands of the American consumers. I think there are a series of difficult choices. My hope though, is that we see something that is better than the arbitrary cuts that are being proposed, and something that certainly doesn't cripple the economy at such a critical time."

Automatic cuts are set to take effect Friday.