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The Fallout Of The 'Fiscal Cliff' Vote

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill rushed through a package this week that averts tax increases for the majority of Americans. It also spares the Pentagon and other federal programs from severe spending cuts. We chat with local lawmakers about what the deal means for our region and what it means for future debates about federal spending and deficit reduction.

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