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Budget cuts will imperil state’s poor

Maria Bonilla, 27, with daughter, Alyssa, 7. Maria Bonilla, 27, with daughter, Alyssa, 7. (Matthew J. Lee/ Globe Staff)
By David Abel
Globe Staff / November 17, 2009

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Maria Bonilla - who has trouble walking because of a congenital heart defect - feeds, houses, and clothes her two young children with $942 of state and federal cash assistance every month, though it barely covers her rent, utilities, and everything else her family needs to survive, from diapers to subway fare. But in a few months the 27-year-old victim ... (Full article: 855 words)

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