Congress has earmarks again, they just call them something different.

Earmarks are back. Now they’re in the form of specific funding riders attached to spending bills. Congress’ budget for the Army Corps of Engineers had $507M tacked on for 26 separate projects that were not requested by the Army, not part of the president’s budget, and weren’t previously part of the spending bill. 

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Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Char­lottes­­ville, VA, USA. more »