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10:22 am
Fri November 29, 2013

North Carolina Lawmakers Oppose Sequester Cuts To Tobacco Farmers

A tobacco field in Harnett County, N.C.
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Another round of the budget cuts known as the sequester are beginning to take effect, and once again there’s no agreement between Republican and Democratic lawmakers to head it off. But, a bipartisan group of North Carolina congressional lawmakers are pushing to exempt one program—payments to tobacco farmers—from the sequester’s effect.


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