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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Coburn moves to demolish Bridge to Nowhere

Remember the Bridge to Nowhere? For those that don't, it's a proposed $223 million bridge linking a town of 8,000 people to an island with 50 inhabitants. And one Senate Republican has found a great way to re-task that money:
Today the amendment, by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), to change the language of the original transportation bill by striking "for the construction of a bridge joining the Island of Gravina to the community of Ketchikan in Alaska" and inserting "for the reconstruction of the Twin Spans Bridge connecting New Orleans, Louisiana, and Slidell, Louisiana" will be considered.
Take that, Don Young.

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