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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Help Hammer: what does this mean?

Posted by: Hammer / 2:58 PM

From the Paynesville Press:

Also last week, President George W. Bush signed into law a federal transportation bill that included $7.1 million in funding for Highway 23 in Paynesville as a high-priority project. Four Minnesota Congressmen included Highway 23 in the bill: $2.5 million by Sen. Norm Coleman (R-St. Paul), $2 million by Rep. Mark Kennedy (R-Watertown), $1.6 million by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Detroit Lakes), and $1 million for Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minneapolis).

How would the Paynesville Press determine how much each Senator and Representative kicked in for the highway? Doesn't make sense to me.


As a resident of Minneapolis I am pleased to see that Dayton is my Senator tho I feel for my friends in St Paul who got stuck with Coleman. I just wonder who the senators are for the rest of the state.

By Blogger Jambo, at 4:38 PM  

So you agree that this reportage makes no sense, right? Individual legislators don't insert portions of earmarks into spending bills?

By Blogger Hammer, at 7:46 AM  

I don't know the exact workings of earmarks but it does seem odd. I can't really think of how the process would work as they reported it. I was more concerned that a reporter might think that senators represent indiviual cities rather than whole states.

By Blogger Jambo, at 11:11 AM  

Crazy stuff.

By Blogger Hammer, at 11:42 AM  

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