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