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Spending cuts, shutdown lower US budget deficit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government started the first month of the 2014 budget year with a $91.6 billion deficit, signaling further improvement in the nation’s finances at a time when lawmakers are wrestling to reach a deal that would keep ...

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Farm bill: Still a little something for everyone

WASHINGTON — The Senate has begun laying the groundwork on a massive farm bill that would cut spending while also creating new subsidies for farmers. The Senate Agriculture Committee is considering its version of the farm bill Tuesday. The legislation ...

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House to reject debt limit increase without cuts

WASHINGTON — The GOP-led House is poised to reject a bill Tuesday to increase the nation’s debt limit without the big spending cuts that Republicans are demanding. The move is intended as an embarrassing reminder to Democrats that increasing the government’s ability to borrow is tied to such reductions.

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Cuts make courts look for savings

ALBANY — New York court administrators are looking for spending cuts in everything from jury pools to overnight arraignments before resorting to more layoffs to reach the $70 million budget cut imposed by the governor and lawmakers.

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