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An AP short

January 17, 2007

Courtesy of the AP via the Boston Globe:

Senate wants light shed on pet projects

The Senate voted yesterday to shine more light on thousands of expensive pet projects buried in legislation every year after the Democratic majority bowed to a push by Republicans to make new disclosure rules even tougher. The vote was 98 to 0 to require senators to reveal the projects they insert in legislation. (AP)

Well, I guess we now know how all that extra time Congress is going to be working will be spent. It is kinda disturbing that they will now have to actively reveal it, as that kinda suggests that our Senate does not thoroughly read the legislation that they vote on.  Also, will these revelations be made available to us?

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  1. January 17, 2007 12:43 pm

    you have hit on what is apparently a secret:

    bills are voted without being vetted by said voter.

    written in the lobbyist office and submitted in an untenable format (perhaps e.g. length, complexity) or submitted at the last minute, bills go through this in Dover by design all of the time.

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