Budget shortfall, but money (and giant checks) for pork is plentiful

Even though Pennsylvania is facing a massive budget shortfall, don’t expect Governor Rendell to stop touring the state handing out taxpayer funds. Yesterday, he announced $44 million in “investments” in recreation and conservation. Among the grants awarded were:

  • $45,200 to the Forest County Snowmobile Club for “snow grooming equipment”
  • $142,500 for “technical assistance related to planting trees and shrubs”
  • $45,000 for “the development of boat launches and access”

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