Looks like some members of the JFC in Madison has a problem with pork. From the JSOnline:
Is this what Democrats mean by "shared sacrifice"?
The Joint Finance Committee earmarked at least 29 projects in the two-year budget. Of those earmarks, 20 were for $100,000 or more, and most projects would benefit Democrats on the committee or those expected to face tough re-elections next year. See the map above or the list below for the most expensive projects and the lawmakers who benefit.
- $44.5 million, mostly in bonds, for a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire education building; represented by Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) and Rep. Jeff Smith (D-Eau Claire).
- $13 million for the Wisconsin Rapids armory; represented by Sen. Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point), who is on the committee, and Rep. Marlin Schneider (D-Wisconsin Rapids).
- $28 million in bonds for a School of Nursing facility at the UW-Madison; Sen. Judy Robson (D-Beloit), a nurse who sits on the committee, has long backed her profession in the Legislature.
- $6.6 million for a Yahara River project in Dane County; the county is represented mostly by Democrats, including the committee's co-chairmen, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) and Sen. Mark Miller (D-Monona).
- $5 million for the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corp. in downtown Milwaukee; represented by Sen. Spencer Coggs (D-Milwaukee) and Rep. Leon Young (D-Milwaukee).
- $4 million for planning a joint museum for the State Historical Society and Department of Veterans Affairs; an area served by Pocan, Miller and other Dane County legislators would benefit.
- Up to $1.25 million for Manitowoc Road in Bellevue; represented by Sen. Alan Lasee (R-De Pere) and Rep. Ted Zigmunt (D-Francis Creek).
- $800,000 for the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin; the center has locations throughout the state.
- Up to $500,000 for Washington Street in Racine; Democrats Sen. John Lehman, a committee member, and Rep. Robert Turner represent the area.
- $500,000 for an environmental center in a park that borders Madison and Monona; the two cities are represented by the committee's co-chairmen.
- $500,000 for the Oshkosh Opera House; Republican Sen. Randy Hopper and Rep. Gordon Hintz, a Democrat, represent Oshkosh.
- $500,000 for Eco Park in La Crosse; represented by Sen. Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse) and committee member Rep. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse).
- Up to $430,000 for Highway X in Chippewa County; represented by Sen. Pat Kreitlow (D-Chippewa Falls) and Rep. Kristen Dexter (D-Eau Claire).
- Up to $400,000 for State St. in Racine; represented by Lehman and Turner.
- $300,000 for the AIDS Network in Madison; represented by Pocan and Senate President Fred Risser (D-Madison).
- $250,000 for a bridge on S. Reid Road in Rock County; Robson and Rep. Chuck Benedict (D-Beloit).
- $250,000 for the Madison Children's Museum; represented by Pocan and Risser.
- $125,000 to remodel an Eau Claire library; represented by Kreitlow and Dexter.
- $100,000 for Huron Road in Bellevue; represented by Lasee and Zigmunt.
- $100,000 for the Stone Barn historic site in Oconto County; represented by Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay), who sits on the committee, and Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette).
If it weren't for double standards, Democrats would have none.