WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's top finance official plans to recommend that the next administration move up its short-term borrowing to January from February to meet pressing cash needs.

In testimony Tuesday before the district council, Ellen O'Connor, the district's chief financial officer and deputy mayor for finance, also said that new financial tests set by Congress in the fiscal 1995 budget package could pose "serious problems" for the district's water and sewer fund and D.C. General Hospital.

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