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  • LegiStorm unveils searchable database of Congressional earmarks

    LegiStorm unveils searchable database of Congressional earmarks
    September 21, 2009 --

    A new, searchable database lets you sift through $20 billion in congressional pork, also known as earmarks, for the last two fiscal years. The data shows Georgia collected $2.1 billion of the national total. Just looking at “solo” sponsorship, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop led Georgia’s congressional delegation with $46.9 million directed to the state in FY 2008 and 2009.

    Peter & Julia White, Southern Center for International Studies: $271,796

    September 21, 2009 --

    This couple’s combined salary represented 11 percent of all expenses in FY2007, as the Southern Center ran a deficit of nearly $1.2 million, tax records show. They made much more in the two previous years: $484,781 with benefits in FY2006 and $459,006 with benefits in FY2005.

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    September 21, 2009 --

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