Governor Sarah Palin has rejected around $416 million in federal pork (“stimulus”) funds. Accounts vary, but the Anchorage Daily News says that’s around 45 percent of the total:
“We are not requesting funds intended to just grow government. We are not requesting more money for normal day-to-day operations of government as part of this economic stimulus package. In essence we say no to operating funds for more positions in government,” Palin said.
The biggest single chunk of stimulus money that Palin is turning down is $160 million for education.
That’s great. Kudos to Governor Palin.