Earmarks – good or bad?

Pursuant to our new House Rule 5.3(F) that we passed earlier this year, spending requests that did not come through an agency are required to have a sponsor’s name and description. (Note: new spending requests. Anything previously in the budget prior to this year was not required to be disclosed).

I’m pleased we are letting the sun shine in this year and creating more transparency – not only for us as elected officials; but also the citizens of our state.

You decide….here’s this year’s earmarks that were on our desks this morning.

How would you vote?