Alaskan Senator Proud that $200 MM of the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill is Going to Alaska. No Hurricanes in Alaska.

If the taxpayer is ponying up to pay for the rebuild in New York and New Jersey post Hurricane Sandy, it only makes sense that a state on the other side of the continent get hundreds of millions of dollars of that relief.

(From The Weekly Standard)

Alaskans hard hit by fisheries disasters in recent years would be eligible for federal assistance, if a comprehensive federal disaster funding bill released today gains final Congressional passage. U.S. Senator Mark Begich joined the other members of Alaska’s congressional delegation in requesting the funding for Alaskans be included in the legislation, which also addresses the recent Superstorm Sandy which devastated the U.S. East Coast.

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