With a March 1 deadline looming on $85 billion in federal budget cuts, Washington is talking about the dreaded sequestration — automatic budget cuts that will kick in if Congress can’t agree on where to cut funding. It’s like the fiscal cliff negotiations all over again, except this time there will be immediate and potentially severe consequences across the board. The Washington Post breaks down where the sequestration cuts will be felt on a state-by-state basis among job programs, health programs, education, senior care, and other efforts.

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