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San Diego is a federal hotspot

The region experienced spike in size of U.S. budget, now will see cuts

Matt Clark, U-T SAN DIEGO

Thursday, February 28, 2013

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We’ve benefitted more from the run-up in federal spending, so we will be more affected by the cuts,” said Kelly Cunningham of the Institute for Policy research at National University.
The county has about 1 percent of the nation’s population and receives three times that portion of federal spending, Cunningham said.