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NEW FED SPENDING PRIORITIES LEAVE BEACON HILL ON EDGE

By Colin A. Young and Katie Lannan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MARCH 20, 2017.....As state representatives continue to mull a response to President Donald Trump's actions and proposals, a new analysis from Sen. Ed Markey predicts that spending cuts suggested by the Trump administration would have a disproportionate impact on Massachusetts.

Trump's budget, if unchanged by Congress, could translate to Massachusetts losing out on $43 million in National Science Foundation funding and ten of the state's 34 Superfund sites losing access to cleanup services, while nearly 26,000 low-income residents would be left without civil legal representation and almost 200,000 families would be left without access to home energy assistance, according to the reportreleased by Markey's office.


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