Saturday, October 22, 2011

Senate Vote Saves Spending for Squirrel Sanctuaries

Humanevents A sanctuary for white squirrels, an antique bicycle museum and a giant roadside coffee pot are some of the projects that can still be funded with gas-tax dollars meant for highway construction after the Senate defeated a measure to strip such spending.

The amendment was offered by Sen. John McCain (R.-Ariz.) on Wednesday to a massive spending bill, but was tabled 59 to 39.  The measure would have lifted a federal requirement that 10% of highway funding to states be used for beautification or historical projects.

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