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Newtown shootings raise profile of debate on school security

January 16, 2013Rich Miller

WASHINGTON—The fiscal cliff has been averted. But the vertigo it induced is still being felt on Capitol Hill, with school security thrown into the budget mix as the 113th Congress got down to business in January.While lawmakers acted at the end of 2012 to prevent Bush-era tax breaks from expiring for most Americans, defense and other program cuts weren't addressed. That task was pushed into 2013, along with new debate on raising the debt ceiling.The latest round of budget deliberations will...

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Fiscal cliff keeps security industry guessing about funding for 2013

December 19, 2012Rich Miller

WASHINGTON—As 2012 draws to a close, security industry interests on Capitol Hill are focused squarely on a source of increasing financial anxiety: the fiscal cliff, and what a plunge off it on Jan. 1 might mean for companies and customers nationwide.Marcus Dunn, director of government relations for the Security Industry Association, said the political stalemate over expiring tax cuts and mandated spending decreases has created uncertainty that is affecting SIA members. Appropriations hang in...

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