Federal spending cuts to affect Long Island education, security
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WOODBURY - Lawmakers say federal spending cuts, set to kick in tonight, will affect everything from aviation to education to security.
Cuts are expected to be made to the Sandy relief act, the Zadroga health care bill and national parks, like Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and the Fire Island National Seashore. Federal funding for education is also on the chopping block.
Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) says he's concerned budgets for transit security, nuclear detectors and police and fire training will be slashed as a result of sequestration.
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He says the first effects Long Islanders may feel could be at the airport. Furloughs are expected to go into effect April 1, which will likely lead to longer lines and delayed flights.