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May 08, 2006


Derek Cressman

Brent Wilkes has now been fined by the California Fair Political Practices Commission for illegally laundering campaign contributions through his employees. There is a good chance that he did the same thing to generate money for President Bush's campaign while serving as a Bush Pioneer. For more information, see http://poplarinstitute.org/joomla/content/view/53/2/


Amendment Cuts DHS Funding for Limousine Use

The House version of the 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations bill now includes an amendment to reallocate funding otherwise spent on limousines for Department of Homeland Security employees to instead pay for grants for local fire departments, Rep. John R. Kuhl, R-N.Y., said Tuesday. “I was shocked and appalled to learn recently that the Department of Homeland Security had a $22 million contract with a limo company in Virginia to provide limousine service to Department bureaucrats to ride around Washington,” Kuhl said. He called the request a “gross misuse of taxpayer funds.” If the current version becomes law, the amendment—sponsored by Kuhl and Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga.—would redirect those funds to local fire departments for equipment, safety programs and training.

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