Monthly Archives: December 2012

Great Lakes are suffering too

It’s not just the Mississippi river that is suffering from low water; the Great Lakes also have historically low levels that are hurting many small communities.

“In bygone days, friendly members of Congress would slip money into the federal budget to dredge a harbor. But so-called earmarks have fallen out of favor, leaving business and civic leaders wondering where to turn. A desperate few are raising money locally for dredging but insist they can’t afford it on a regular basis.”

Indeed. We hope Congress is rethinking the earmarks ban.