20080911

Palinoccio



"Palin's requests to Congress came at a time of huge federal deficits, while Alaska state revenue was soaring due to rising oil prices and a major tax increase on oil production that Palin signed into law in late 2007."
-- Palin's earmark requests: more per person than any other state

"Palin reduced the state government's requests for special projects this year to 31 earmarks totaling $198 million, about $295 person."
-- Despite cuts, Alaska earmarks still high

"Total 2008 earmark spending for Wisconsin is $182.5 million, or roughly $33 per resident, according to the database."
-- JSonline: Earmark spending has power to divide, unite

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