Lawmakers' End Of Earmarks Affects Local Programs Large And Small

Feb 08, 2011 | Updated May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Gone for now are the likes of the taxpayer-financed teapot museum, or studies on the mating habits of crabs. But also shelved are a project to help consolidate information about warrants in Brazos County, Tex., and staffing for two new shelters for abused women and children in Salt Lake City. A rural Wisconsin county will not be able to upgrade its communication system, and a road in Kentucky will not be widened next year.

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