Tuesday, November 08, 2005

With huge budget shortfall looming, legislators fight for their slush funds.

Of particular concern to lawmakers was the administration's plan to eliminate $11 million in financing for urban and rural development funds, which critics deride as "slush funds" but which remain a popular way for legislators to bring projects home to their districts.

Rep. Willie Hunter, D-Monroe, asked why some budget programs were spared while the urban and rural funds were frozen.
Did you expect them to give them up without a fight. Those funds are votes, old bean, and jobs for the son-in-law.

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