Published January 14, 2015
A sampling of hometown and special-interest projects in the $388 billion government spending package:
—Alabama: $4 million for the International Fertilizer Development Center in Muscle Shoals.
—Alaska: $443,000 to develop salmon-fortified baby food.
—Arizona: $2.5 million for Lone Pine Dam Road.
—California: $150,000 for the Girl Scouts Golden Valley Council bridge project.
—Florida: $1 million for the Palm Coast Trail System in Flagler County.
—Kentucky: $2.3 million for an animal waste management research laboratory in Bowling Green.
—Hawaii: $4 million for mitigation of congestion in Kapolei City.
—Illinois: $1.4 million for an Interstate-55 sound barrier in Darien.
—Massachusetts: $1.2 million for Cape Cod Seashore Eastham/Dennis Bike Trail Repair.
—Mississippi: $750,000 for the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.
—Montana: $1.5 million for a "fuels-in-schools" biomass project.
—North Carolina: $1 million for Garden Parkway in Gaston and Mecklenburg counties.
—Ohio: $750,000 for the city of Circleville's sewer construction project; $350,000 for music education programs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
—Oregon: $6.28 million to Oregon State University for wood utilization research and $688,000 for a barley gene-mapping project.
—Pennsylvania: $250,000 to promote tourism in the Allegheny National Forest area.
—Tennessee: $2 million for the Fiery Gizzard Trail.
—Vermont: $500,000 for a wood products program.
—Virginia: $500,000 for the Amherst County River Walk Trail; $200,000 for a Vermont Civil War Monument in Virginia.
—Washington: $1 million for the Enumclaw welcome center; $1 million for the Norwegian American Foundation.
—Wisconsin: $3.2 million for the Chequamego-Nicolet National Forest "Wisconsin Wild Waterways."