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Newsday had a really good earmarks story yesterday that brought the earmarks story home to Long Islanders. It keys off our Visualization of Earmarks release of last week. This story would work well for any media outlet.
How many earmarks — and for what — did your state get compared to the citizens of Alaska? And did your members of Congress get to weigh the relative value of the earmarks she or he requested versus those for other regions of the country? Isn't a little more accountability for earmarks necessary? Sunlight thinks so.