Politics & Government

November 11, 2007 7:00 AM

Alaska lawmaker promoted earmarks, raked in cash

As chairman of the House transportation committee, Alaska Congressman Don Young flew at least three times aboard a sleek jet owned by an ambitious shopping mall developer seeking federal highway dollars. For Young, the story was hardly unusual. Time after time, he approved millions of dollars for highway projects for people who in turn fattened his campaign coffers.

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