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High-speed cuts

The Detroit Free Press’s Todd Spangler reports on how $38 billion worth of cuts in the remaining FY11 budget affect Michigan, with one such cut in high-speed rail programs. “House Republicans cut all of the $1 billion the president originally requested for high-speed rail projects this year,” Spangler writes, “and also slashed $400 million remaining from the previous year’s funding for the program.” The cuts harm a possible rail link between Chicago and Detroit — a corridor between Chicago and St. Louis is already in the works.

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