A strong Federal role is needed in all these areas, and the spending levels are about right for current needs.
That is the same level of spending as last year, though down from $25 million in 2000.
It was not easy to follow the law and hold the spending level.
Republicans have not said how they would meet the spending levels in the budget.
May's spending level was 3.3 percent above the pace of May 1988.
It projects a spending level of $248 billion in 1997.
What's the rationale for your current high level of spending?
At its present level of spending, the city will reach the limit within the next year or so.
Under state law, the district can put up the budget for a second vote, either at the same spending level or with cuts.
At current spending levels, the state's maximum loss would be $36 million.