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Town May Reject 'Pork' Money to Help Gulf Areas

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Town May Reject 'Pork' Money to Help Gulf Areas

Town May Reject 'Pork' Money to Help Gulf Areas

Town May Reject 'Pork' Money to Help Gulf Areas

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Monday night, the city of Bozeman, Mont., may do something unheard of. Congress earmarked $4 million in federal funds to build Bozeman a parking garage. Now the city commission will consider a proposal to give the money back, citing the financial needs of areas along the Gulf Coast.

Estimates of what it may cost to rebuild the Gulf Coast run as high as $200 billion. With the federal government already running a large deficit, some are calling on politicians to return the so-called "pork" spending that has been allocated to their districts.