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Budgets and Budgeting
Federal cuts pinch Marylanders' income
Federal cuts pinch Marylanders' income

Tammy Woodard lost pay and paid time off last year to federal budget tightening, which meant she had to tighten her family's budget — and continues to do so now in fear of future cuts. For the Aberdeen Proving Ground employee, it is a personal hit. But her situation is so common that it's a statewide issue, too. Maryland's personal income growth was among the lowest nationwide last year as federal budget cuts rippled through the region, affecting Virginia and the District of Columbia as well, the U.S. Department of Commerce estimated last week. The collective earnings of people working in civilian federal government jobs in those three jurisdictions fell more than...