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Let's Cut Some Spending: $500,000 for an Artwalk Project in New Jersey

Remember the absolutely critical Omnibus spending bill Congress muscled through at the end of last year? It was 4,000 pages that no one read and cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion.

In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica will chronicle parts of the 2021 and 2022 spending bills from a variety of sources that you probably don't know about - programs, grants, and spending of all kinds that should have never happened in the first place and many that are still happening.

Today’s offering: $500,000 for an Artwalk project in New Jersey!

From Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman's House website:

Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12) visited Artworks, a community nonprofit in Trenton, NJ that promotes artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts through exhibitions, workshops and other events. As part of the fiscal year 2022 federal government funding bill, the Congresswoman secured $500,000 for Artworks for the Artwalk project for lighting and murals along a pedestrian and bicycle passage between the Trenton Transit Center and downtown Trenton.
"As a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I play an important role in deciding where and how the federal government spends its money..."
The funding for the Artwalk comes in addition to approximately $7 million in federal funding for nine other projects across New Jersey’s 12th District in the fiscal year 2022 omnibus.

Artwalks are nice for towns and cities--which is precisely why they should be funded by towns, cities, and states and not our federal tax dollars.


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