Oink If You Love Pork

Coming your way in time for the fall elections: speeches and ribbon cuttings for more than 1,800 pet projects tucked into the $203 billion highway law signed by President Clinton last week. Among the goodies Congress plucked from the pork barrel:

BUILDING BRIDGES For Senate majority leader Trent Lott's hometown: a new, eight-lane span to replace an old drawbridge over the Pascagoula River. $38 million

GARDEN STOP What do roads and the Missouri Botanical Garden have in common? The answer from Education member Rep. Bill Clay: a new park-ride and bus facility. $900,000

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