House panel boosts rural air service subsidies
Published 06/19/2012, The Jamestown Sun
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tea party lawmakers from rural areas were among those fighting the hardest to preserve taxpayer subsidies for airline flights into and out of small towns last year after senior Republicans tried to eliminate the oft-criticized program. Now, the House Appropriations Committee is awarding the program an 11 percent budget hike.Word count: 881
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