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Lawmakers set to restore funds

Package would earmark money for legal immigrant healthcare, 2 zoos

Rahima Begum, 63, of Woburn, an immigrant from Bangladesh, with her grandson Jeeshan Wahab. Begum - who suffers from high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis - was concerned about cuts to healthcare for legal immigrants. Rahima Begum, 63, of Woburn, an immigrant from Bangladesh, with her grandson Jeeshan Wahab. Begum - who suffers from high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis - was concerned about cuts to healthcare for legal immigrants. (Eric J. Shelton/Associated Press)
By Matt Viser and Kay Lazar
Globe Staff / July 29, 2009

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House and Senate lawmakers plan to vote today on a spending package that would provide $40 million for healthcare coverage for legal immigrants and at least $2 million for Greater Boston’s two zoos. (Full article: 1043 words)

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