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Earmarks Ban Leaves Local Groups Scrambling

13, 2011

Congress’s moratorium on earmarks – spending measures quietly tacked on to legislation – wins support from many voters and government watchdogs. But the ban on earmarks has some Central Ohio organizations scrambling to find other ways to pay for programs expected to get help from Washington.

Congressional Earmarks: Good Or Bad For Central Ohio?

3, 2010

Congressional earmarks have come to symbolize a bloated federal government and out-of-control spending. Earlier this week the Senate rejected a GOP bid to ban the practice. Despite their bad rap, Central Ohio earmarks are welcomed by local officials.

Earmarks Ahoy in New Spending Bill

26, 2007

Ohio lawmakers got millions of dollars for their districts in the Labor Health and Human Services bill. Critics say the bill is full of hidden special interests and wastes taxpayer dollars.