January 7, 2008
From $86.3 million to expand Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail lines to $95,000 for
the Kickstart juvenile delinquency prevention program, North Texas lawmakers were
eager to attach their names to projects large and small in the federal budget for
Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Plano, asked for two nondefense earmarks and got one – $438,000 for Texas Tech University to digitize library holdings for its Virtual Vietnam Archive.