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Federal spending in Md. falls by $1.2 billion, new report finds
Federal spending in Md. falls by $1.2 billion, new report finds

Federal spending in Maryland fell by nearly $1.2 billion last year, a nonpartisan research group reported Tuesday — the latest sign that congressional belt-tightening is having an impact in a state long buoyed by the federal checkbook. The government spent $93 billion in Maryland in the fiscal year that ended in September 2013, representing 27 percent of the state's economy, the Pew Charitable Trusts found. Maryland ranked third in the nation behind Virginia and the District of Columbia in per capita federal spending. But the focus on budget deficits that led Washington to set up the deep spending cuts known as sequestration that struck in early 2013 is beginning to chip...

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