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Lack Of Bridge Repairs In Maryland Faulted

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A public interest group in Maryland says bridges aren't being repaired in the state for political reasons.

A report from the Maryland Public Interest Research Group tracked campaign contributions from "highway" interests, and earmarks for transportation projects. Last year in Maryland, according to Fielding Huspeth of PIRG, there were 16 earmarks for transportation projects. Only one went to bridge repair.

Matt Bush reports...

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