In the District on Tuesday, hundreds turned out for a public hearing so they could voice their opinions on how the city should handle budget cuts.
The D.C. Council has to cut nearly $200 million in city spending before Christmas. Officials say the cuts may impact the fire department, police, education and other social services.
Advocates for senior citizens and the poor said taxes should be raised for those on the highest income levels to help offset the cuts.
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