Dallas-area projects among those getting millions from federal budget

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 2008.

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.

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