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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, seen with National Governors Association Vice Chairman Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, right, and NGA Chairman Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware, obscured, speak at the opening news conference of the NGA Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. The nation's governors say their states are threatened if the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts, known as the sequester, take effect March 1. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)