Mississippi ranks second highest for Congressional earmarks

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) — Republican leadership in Congress is calling for a “two year” moratorium on earmarks.

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker says he supports this ban; however, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has questioned whether this is the best approach.

While both senators have approved spending for pet projects, Sen. Cochran lead the nation with the highest rate of earmarks in 2010.

He approved 240 projects worth $490.2 million dollars.