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U.S. Mayors Concerned About Fiscal Cliff Cuts

NPR | Nov. 16, 2012 3:49 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 16, 2012 9:26 a.m.

The two biggest fears of the fiscal cliff are defense cuts and tax hikes. But the nation’s mayors are saying the devastating effects of automatic cuts reach further than the Defense Department — right into their own cities. Steve Inskeep talks to the Democratic Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, Jospeh Riley and Republican Mayor Scott Smith of Mesa, Arizona, about the impact sequestration could have in their cities.

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