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Murtha's Last Earmark

2:25 PM, Dec 16, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Congressman John Murtha died on February 8, 2010. But, as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, the prolific earmarker might be getting one more:

The John P. Murtha Foundation, initiated after the 18-term appropriator's Feb. 8 death, is in line to get a $10 million earmark for the Murtha Center for Public Service at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. You may recall that the state also chipped in $10 million for the Murtha Center, which was proposed as a 25,000-square-foot place to keep Murtha's old papers with museum, classroom, office and meeting space. The Murtha museum, foundation member and former Murtha aide Matt Mazonkey tells us, is less than 10 percent of the total space.

Via Byron Tau.

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