• Tar Heel Lawmakers Serve Up Pork in ’09

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s congressional delegation served up $228 million in pork barrel spending for fiscal 2009, a 5 percent jump from the previous year, 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…

  • NC Is Lean on Federal Pork

    RALEIGH — The Washington-based Citizens Against Government Waste released its annual “Pig Book” last week detailing how earmarking in the federal budget delivers pork to local districts. It reported that “the total number of pork-projects hidden in the 13 appropriations bills ... is a record 10,656, 13 percent over last…