Pork Barrel Projects Investigation
Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 4:36 pm
By: News On 6
We hear a lot of talk about earmarks on Capitol Hill these days, money devoted to pet projects that some call pork barrel spending. That kind of spending isn't limited just to Congress. A News On 6 Investigation reveals how the process works in Oklahoma. News On 6 anchor Terry Hood reports Oklahoma lawmakers have been using taxpayer money to fund pet projects for years.
Records obtained by the News On 6 show they've spread pork barrel money all over the state. Most of the projects are worthwhile, but a few are not. Our investigation uncovers why it's been so easy for lawmakers to abuse the system
â€œWas there an avenue? Sure. My father used to have a saying. He used to say, â€˜Son, not all knights are noble. Not all maidens fair.â€™ And, weâ€™ve got three people who are looking at time in the penitentiary, and if theyâ€™re found guilty, then thatâ€™s where they need to be,â€ said Representative Lucky Lammons of Sand Springs.
The News On 6 will take a close look at pork-barrel spending in Oklahoma: the good, the bad, and the questionable.