Smells Like Pork?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Here are some of the programs state and local officials have targeted for funding in the Obama stimulus plan that are being criticized by some congressional Republicans:

· $4.8 million for a polar bear exhibit in Rhode Island.

· $100 million to redevelop land for a casino in Philadelphia.

· $13 million in improvements in Las Vegas, much of it for a pedestrian bridge at the Tropicana hotel-casino.

· A yet-to-be-determined amount for a proposed $50 million museum in Las Vegas devoted to organized crime.

· $6 million for snow-making and maintenance facilities at Spirit Mountain, Minn.

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