The Oregon Senate passed the Oregon Military Department Budget Bill SB 5546. Tucked inside was $4.1 million to renovate the Eugene State Office Building. Is this to protect Eugene from Al Qaeda? Local Anarchists?
Just a week ago the U.S. House passed a defense bill that included (a) $3.5 million for guided tours of the Capitol; (b) $75 million for salaries and expenses for the Farm Service Agency, (c) $24 million to sugar beet producers and much much more.