When Rep. Don Young (R-AK) dishes out pork, it sticks.
After Lee County twice tried to return a mysterious $10 million earmark for an unwanted Coconut Road Interchange, Rep. Don Young (R-AK) warned the Florida county that it was jeopardizing
receiving federal funds in the future. Lee County faces a similar fate again, after voting to return the $10 million to Congress in hopes of getting it reauthorized for a broader (and wanted) project. The News Press
reports that the Florida Department of Transportation will not approve the county's budget through 2012 unless it overturns the reauthorization vote and allows more time for public comment on the issue.
Locals who want the county to forge on with the $10 million extra-Constitutional
project, like, say, those married to developers
who pushed for the deal, should have a fair shake at voicing their opinion.