Monday, July 25, 2005

Pooled Pork

Rep Barney Frank (D-MA) suggests New England lawmakers pool their annual pork into a single fund to pay for a regional transportation fund in the northeastern US. Generally, each of the 22 Representatives and 12 Senators from the region would get a few million each in pork barrel money for pet projects in their states and districts. Rep Frank suggests they lump it all together to keep Amtrak on track and pave the streets with gold. Rep Frank suggests the idea would provide for regional passenger rail service in a time of tight transportation spending in the northeast. (Boston Globe)

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