Lower Federal Funding Puts D.C. in Red

September 3, 2010  |  

(Washington Examiner) — The cash-strapped D.C. government is $34 million in the hole for 2011 — a month before the fiscal year begins — because District officials banked on Congress, and Congress didn’t come through.

The 2011 budget that Mayor Adrian Fenty proposed and the D.C. Council adopted included $78 million in increased Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage, or FMAP, funds coming to the District. Congress was expected to approve a six-month extension to the program, which was created in the federal stimulus bill, to boost the amount of Medicaid money coming to the states.
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