Democratic Governors

North Country News
5:45 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Democratic Governors Say Cuts to Hurt State Economies

Credit James DeMers

Democratic governors meeting with President Barack Obama say their state economies will be hurt by automatic, across-the-board federal government spending cuts scheduled to begin on March 1.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, says states have seen increased employment, but that their prosperity is being hindered by "the games being played by the Republicans in Congress."

Obama met with the Democratic governors Friday. The governors are in Washington for a National Governors Association meeting this weekend.

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