Tag:pork barrel

  • Congressional Pork Sets Record in 2008

    RALEIGH — The number of congressional pork barrel projects may have reached a seven-year low last year, but that didn’t mean frugal spending habits were here to stay, according to the latest report from the government watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste.

  • Federal Pork Spending Grows in N.C.

    RALEIGH — Federal spending for pork-barrel projects in North Carolina increased by almost one-third in the last year, but the state remains near the bottom for per capita pork, according to a Washington, D.C.-based government watchdog group. Citizens Against Government Waste released its 2005 Congressional Pig Book last week, in…