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More Alaska pork hauled over coals

...egregious provision because it has absolutely nothing to do with alleviating the traffic problems in this nation," said Keith Ashdown, vice president of Policy at Taxpayers for Common Sense, which advocates less government spending. Arizona Sen...

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Bridge seen as lifeline for foundering Alaska village

...conference committee process, the Alaska projects "are pretty safe," said Grant Thompson, Young's spokesman. Keith Ashdown, a spokesman for the Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense, agrees. "Whatever...

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Bush signs $286.4 billion highway bill

...distribution of the money for these projects "is based far more on political clout than on transportation need," said Keith Ashdown, vice president of policy for the group. Bush mentioned a pet project in Hastert's district - the $207 million...

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State presses on as highway funds remain in limbo

...only underscores the fact that transportation pork is bad transportation policy, and terrible fiscal policy," said Keith Ashdown, vice president for policy at Taxpayers for Common Sense. The state is closing its comment period for the road's...

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Alaska gets money and controversy in transportation bill

...rehabilitation in North Pole. Five of the 10 most expensive earmarks in the bill go to Alaska, said the group's Keith Ashdown, and all are likely to be in the final package. "Nobody is standing in the way of Don Young," Ashdown said. Three...

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Transportation bill means hundreds of millions for Alaska

...148 million for construction, earthwork and roadway access. Some analysts say the amounts may actually be higher. Keith Ashdown, vice president of the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense, estimated the bill contains about $700 million...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073105/sta_20050731003.shtml
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Alaska in line for jump in highway spending

...Therefore we ended up with a substantial increase because of the synergy of having the three of us work on it." Keith Ashdown, vice president of the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense, last week estimated the bill contains about $700...

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Alaska ponders life after Stevens

...military infrastructure in Alaska will 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...

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