Weeks after striking the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina is still wreaking havoc on the federal government, and its ripple effects may soon be felt in San Joaquin County, county lobbyists in Washington, D.C. told the board of supervisors Tuesday.
Katrina delayed all legislation in Congress, which is now busy finding ways to pay for the physical damages and recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast. Between possible budget cuts to Medicaid and holdups regarding levee maintenance legislation, the Central Valley could be hit hard.
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