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Dollars for Lens Restoration

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Postby Grover » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:12 am


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From The Press Democrat

North Coast Reps. Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma, and Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, have requested more than $864 million in federal spending, known as earmarks, mostly on projects within their districts... They range from $85,000 for the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center in Santa Rosa to $80 million each for marine sanctuary programs and for a Commerce Department Pacific Coastal Salmon Restoration fund.
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And Thompson has requested $350,000 in Homeland Security funds to restore the antique Coast Guard lighthouse lens in Ferndale, and to create a “museum-quality facility” to display it.
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“These are important projects to the people of our district, and they create jobs and generate economic growth,” he said in a statement. ‘This is not pork'

(Complete article ... http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20 ... ?p=1&tc=pg )
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