Earmark trims leave many towns lacking

Jul 20 2008

By Matt Carroll, The Boston Globe

As a general rule, "the state is not in a position to fund most of these earmarks, regardless of how important they are for local communities," said Michael J. Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.

The state is also in tough financial shape and "we don't have the luxury of funding these kinds of earmarks."

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