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Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget
Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget

President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term. The budget — drafted with this fall's congressional elections on the horizon — includes a host of policies likely to appeal to Democratic voters, such as expanding early childhood education, raising tobacco taxes and boosting a tax credit for the poor. For Maryland, the spending plan would set aside $100 million in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 for Baltimore's Red Line and an equal amount for the Purple Line...

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