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New cost estimate for Ketchikan bridges up 37 percent

...assailed the Gravina project as expensive and unnecessary. In 2003 it was selected for a Golden Fleece Award from the budget watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense. Ketchikan residents now reach their airport by ferry. The bridges would allow...

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Stevens, Young defend earmarks

...percent is doled out to the minority. Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan budget watchdog group, said earmarks are a bipartisan problem, though Democrats were able to push through new rules this year to...

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Alaska ponders life after Stevens

...continue to receive federal money simply because it exists and is necessary, said Keith Ashdown of the Washington budget watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense. But that doesn't mean all Alaska's defense-related earmarks will continue...

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