Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Not quite blown over

I sort of wondered what had happened to the idea put forward by Senator Rick Santorum that the publicly financed reports of the National Weather Service should be kept for private distribution (see previous story here). Appears that the weather gurus were just biding their time: they've now gone on the offensive to oppose his bill.
A union representing National Weather Service employees took its case against a bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.) to the radio this weekend, putting up ads that accuse him of trying to privatize the federal agency.
The article notes that the bill has yet to even attract a cosponsor; could the weather folks be making an early election jab?


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