Ohio in top 10 for federal spending.

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Ohio was the eighth-largest recipient of federal spending in 2004, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Ohio landed in the top 10 for spending in several categories for 2004:

* Eighth for overall government spending, receiving about $73 billion of the $2.2 trillion the federal government spent.

* The federal government provided more than $16.5 billion in grants to Ohio, ranking it seventh in the nation.

* Eighth for direct federal government payments, such as Medicare benefits, unemployment compensation, food-stamp payments...

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