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Maryland And Virginia Governors Agree That Huge Federal Cuts Need To Be Avoided

February 26th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The governors of Maryland and Virginia say they agree that huge, automatic federal budget cuts set to begin this week need to be avoided. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, and his Virginia counterpart, Republican Bob McDonnell appeared Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." The $85 billion in cuts that are scheduled to begin taking effect Friday would have a big impact on Maryland and Virginia due to proximity to the nation's capital. McDonnell says cuts indeed are needed, but not with such a heavy burden placed on defense under the plan. Governor O’Malley says the cuts could be devastating for his state…

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