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D.C. Mayor Vince Gray ordered a spending freeze that will cut down on agencies spending on new items like uniforms, office supplies and other extraneous purchases.
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D.C. Mayor Vince Gray ordered a spending freeze that will cut down on agencies spending on new items like uniforms, office supplies and other extraneous purchases.

The freeze will cut down on agencies spending on new items like uniforms, office supplies and other purchases that are often made by departments that have extra cash in their budgets at the end of the fiscal year.

The freeze doesn't apply to salaries, and dozens of agencies not directly under the mayor's control are exempt from the order. However, the order does apply to D.C. public schools as well as the police and fire departments.

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