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December 19, 2008 2:48 PM

Stimulus plan could be mother of all 'Christmas tree' bills

Christmas falls on Thursday, but in the nation's capital it will come in early January, when the 111th Congress convenes and begins assembling an economic stimulus plan worth anywhere from $600 billion to $850 billion, and counting. Just where it will stop is anyone's guess. On Friday, for example, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums called for "shovel-ready zoo and aquarium infrastructure projects to be eligible for federal stimulus funding."

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