The earmark bans and evasion or avoidance strategies

The Post discusses recent moves on earmarks and requestors’ strategies for achieving their goals.

In the wake of last week’s announcement, road-builders, architectural and engineering firms, construction companies, scientific researchers and myriad private firms exploring obscure or unrequested projects will probably expand cooperative ventures with nonprofits, [Taxpayers for Common Sense’s Steve] Ellis and others said. But the reach of the House Democrats’ policy change remains unclear, raising questions about loopholes and how easily it will be to prosper from them.

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