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DC Officials See Arts Funding as Antidote to Fiscal Woes

Washington, DC, officials are coping with a 128-million-dollar revenue shortfall in their 2003 budget, Sean Madigan writes in the Washington Business Journal. Members of Mayor Tony Williams's administration argue that a thriving arts scene would spur the city's economic development, and they are seeking funding for a program that would funnel seventy-five million dollars to the DC arts community.

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