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Egregious Earmark of the Week: $100,000 to Corona, Calif., Old City Hall

It takes ‘a few cervezas’ to swallow this down

Stuck into the Transportation-Treasury-HUD appropriations bill (H.R. 3058) for fiscal year 2006, is a pork project Rep. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.) would like to spotlight as this week’s egregious earmarks: $100,000 to the town of Corona, California for the renovation of the Old City Hall.

"Maybe it takes a few cervezas before this project starts to look worthy," Flake said.

The House passed the bill with a vote of 392-31 and the Senate sent it through without one vote of opposition. It was signed into law by President Bush on November 30, 2005.

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Mr. Flake represents the 6th District of Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on International Relations and the Committee on Resources.

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