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Local Political Leaders Say They're Ready For H1N1 Despite Budget Woes

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The heads of Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. say they're ready for the re-emergence of the H1N1 flu virus this fall, despite budget woes in all three jurisdictions.

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty has had to make budget cuts this year. Maryland governor Martin O'Malley announced last week he will trim $20 million in funds for county health departments. And Virginia governor Tim Kaine says he will announce another round of budget cuts next week.

But Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano assured all three leaders that money will not be an issue.

Matt Bush reports...

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