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Incoming Democrats face fiscal minefield

Funding gaps left in programs

By Rick Klein
Globe Staff / December 9, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- The outgoing Republican Congress has placed a political time bomb for incoming Democrats: Nearly all domestic programs paid for by the federal government are level funded through mid-February with no adjustments for inflation, a situation that probably will trigger cuts or reductions in such popular areas as veterans' affairs, children's healthcare, housing vouchers, and low-income fuel assistance. (Full article: 1046 words)

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