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Dayton visits D.C., says chances of sequester deal not good

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Gov. Mark Dayton says anything's possible, but he's not holding out much hope for a deal to avoid automatic federal spending cuts slated to take effect Friday.

Dayton was in Washington Monday to meet with the National Governor's Association and heard from President Obama. He told MinnPost afterward that an agreement does not look promising, but added that deals sometimes have a way of coming together at the very last minute before a deadline.

Sunday the White House issued a state-by-state breakdown of services that would be affected by the sequester cuts. It showed that Minnesota schools stand to lose up to $16 million in aid.

KARE-11 says state Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius identified immunizations, Head Start, and nutritional assistance as places where schools would feel the loss of federal money.

While in the District of Columbia, Dayton's peers elected him chairman of the Midwestern Governor's Association. Dayton says he'll focus on crafting joint responses to invasive species, especially Asian carp and zebra mussels. He follows Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad in a one-year term leading the group.

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