Bill OKed with earmark for Tiger Stadium

Though Senator Carl Levin's earmark it isn't a definite savior for the Tiger Stadium, it's definitely a potential boost.


President Barack Obama signed a $410-billion appropriations bill today to keep the government running, despite the widespread attention paid to some 8,000 earmarks included in the legislation — among them a $3.8-million provision to redevelop and protect a piece of Old Tiger Stadium.

The Detroit earmark — requested by Democratic Sen. Carl Levin — was singled out for derision by some Republican critics during the long debate over the bill in the Senate. The chamber passed the legislation on Tuesday night and shipped it down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House for signature.

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