KSDK – Missouri is accused of pigging out on money that should go to other states.
A government watch group on Wednesday accused Congress of plugging $2.7 billion into this year's budget to fund pet projects. One of them, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking program, funds some work in Missouri.
"It was a small program, and then, unfortunately, like many other programs in Washington, everyone else wanted that money," Thomas Schatz said. "That means that non-border states are taking money away from border states, which is where the problem has been and will continue to be."
We're taking a closer look at this spending tonight on NewsChannel 5 at 10 p.m.