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CW Bill Young, R-Earmarks



After being zinged by voters for unflattering pet projects like the Bridge to Nowhere and favors to big political donors, many members of Congress this year vowed to cut the pork they stuff into federal spending bills.

But that hasn't slowed Rep. C.W. Bill Young, who will send more money home than all but one member of the U.S. House. Young, 76, a Republican from Indian Shores, has slipped $128-million for pet projects into federal appropriations bills, mostly for defense contractors and colleges in Pinellas County. More here

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:26am]


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