Road Kill?


It's probably an April Fools prank, but Bush might veto a big spending bill, according to reports. (He has yet to veto anything since entering office.)

The White House originally proposed a six-year $256 billion highway bill, $38 billion more than the previous six-year period. The House wants $275 billion. The Senate already approved $318 billion.

The House bill authorizes $217.4 billion for highways, $51.5 billion for public transit and about $6 billion for safety and research programs.

It contains about $11 billion for "high priority" projects requested by members. Fiscal watchdogs name some of these, for riverwalks, museums, trails and building reservations, as some of the "pork" members are taking home to their constituents.

Some examples of that here.