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By WHITNEY OGDEN
Cronkite News Service
WASHINGTON – Good things can come in small packages – even if those small packages ultimately add up to one, big $3.9 trillion package.
That was the size of the fiscal 2015 budget proposed this week by President Barack Obama, which was almost immediately attacked by Republican lawmakers as “disappointing.”
But while some lawmakers were criticizing the top line, others were looking for the little line items, like the $750,000 for a study of a Winslow levee in Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s district.
Kirkpatrick, D-Flagstaff, said the big budget is important, but it’s the smaller victories that are “really critical to … people.”