Lawmakers worry $85B in sequester cuts would be 'direct hit' to Hudson Valley
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Hudson Valley leaders are nervously hoping President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans reach an agreement to avoid $85 billion in across-the-board federal spending cuts scheduled for March.
Funding for the region's research hospitals, Head Start programs, community health centers, superstorm Sandy aid and the transportation networks are among the many items on the chopping block,...