Another day, another few hundred billion. While the House was busy with another $155 billion economic stimulus bill, the Senate this week approved the $446.8 billion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010. The Providence Business News has a good breakdown of what Rhode Island got out of this deal. Some of it, like a new bridge, street paving in Providence, and an inustrial park in Tiverton, is not as egregious. But other items are real head-scratchers. Like $120,000 to that wonderful engine of economic development, Progresso Latino. Or $116,000 to Brown University to renovate a medical-education building. Remember, this is the same University that apparently has enough money to throw around to commit $10 million in slavery reparations payments to Providence public schools. Sound like our federal lawmakers are going off the financial deep end? Well at least they put in $8.3 million for ocean exploration.
- Deepwater forgot to read PBN
- Windy Pork
- Just in (no surprise): voters want more choice and accountability in education
- Another low ranking for RI
- Tax Day Rally
- Somebody has to sell it
- In case you missed it, and so you don’t
- Too risky for me but not for thee?
- ‘There are lies, damn lies – and statistics.’
- From our friends in the US House