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Pound-foolish cut

Apparently the state's budget problems are so bad that it has no choice but to make pound-foolish cuts. Still, it doesn't make much financial sense to cut state funding for home- and community-based services to the elderly when it likely will force more elderly into expensive nursing homes. The state also is losing about $1.37 million in federal money by not paying the state's $625,000 share of matching funds, making the cut even more costly.