Wasilla's Earmarks

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A sampling of the 14 earmarks, totaling $26.9 million, directed to the city of Wasilla from 2000 through 2003. Sarah Palin was mayor from 1996 to 2002.

· $1.9 million for the Wasilla Intermodal Transit Project, to realign rail and bus routes to increase use of public transit in the region.

· $500,000 for Kids Are People Inc., an emergency shelter for youths transitioning out of juvenile detention facilities.

· $15 million for a rail project to connect Wasilla with Girdwood, the home town of Sen. Ted Stevens (R).

· $1.75 million to upgrade emergency communications between authorities at the Wasilla dispatch center.

· $600,000 to upgrade bus stations.

· $900,000 to upgrade water and sewer facilities.

SOURCE: Taxpayers for Common Sense

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