Monday, November 13, 2006

The Bridge to Somewhere the Senator Owns Land

The incoming Senate Majority Leader promises to cut the pork -- but there are questions about whether he personally benefited from pork slipped into the 2005 highway bill.

Sen Harry Reid (D-NV) owned land near the location of a bridge he slipped into the bill. From the LA Times:

Reid called funding for construction of a bridge over the Colorado River, among other projects, "incredibly good news for Nevada" in a news release after passage of the 2005 transportation bill. He didn't mention, though, that just across the river in Arizona, he owns 160 acres of land several miles from proposed bridge sites and that the bridge could add value to his real estate investment.
The $18 million bridge is expected to boost real estate prices in the region. (LAT)

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