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Federal funding on rise for region

Northeast finds more allies in Washington

The home-heating oil assistance program is set to receive $3.2 billion, about $1.2 billion more than the last request. The home-heating oil assistance program is set to receive $3.2 billion, about $1.2 billion more than the last request. (Jonathan Wiggs/ Globe Staff/ File)
By Susan Milligan and Alan Wirzbicki
Globe Staff And Globe Correspondent / March 23, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Officials from Northeastern states, accustomed to trying and often failing to get funding for regional priorities from a federal government dominated by Sunbelt conservatives, are finding a more sympathetic benefactor in the Obama administration, which has adopted policies that are expected to pump billions of dollars into the region. (Full article: 1166 words)

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