No earmarked federal funds for Dayton?

Posted by DarthDilbert at 4/29/2010 12:47:00 PM

For the first time in recent memory, the Miami Valley’s entire U.S. House delegation has declined to request any federal earmarked money.

A Washington ballroom was filled with Dayton-area mayors and community leaders, all whom have traveled to the Capitol to ask for tens of millions of federal dollars for local projects.

They watched and listened as Miami Valley House leaders told them they are protesting earmarked funds this year, and no requesting any.

Rep. Jim Jordan said, "The process has gotten out of control. It needs reform and I support reform 100 percent."

It's about time. I'm actually surprised Turner didn't request any funds seeing as he advocated for them last year.



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