Roll Out The Pork Barrel

The federal budget is likely to include plenty of pet projects

It's crunch time on the budget in Washington. With the Oct. 1 start of the new fiscal year rapidly approaching, lawmakers and President Clinton are under the gun to agree on new spending and tax levels. Expect to see plenty of political posturing and finger-pointing and lots of loose talk about the threat of another government shutdown, a la 1995-96.

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