McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - When President Clinton used the line-item veto last year to eliminate funding for a project in Fulton County, Pa., Margaret Taylor said it came as a surprise.
"We were surprised because it's a water and sewer project. It wasn't anything esoteric," the executive director of the Fulton Industrial Development Association said Thursday.
She called the industrial park project "the most pragmatic" among the projects vetoed by Clinton in an appropriations bill.
The $500,000 to extend municipal sewer and water service to a proposed industrial park south of McConnellsburg was one of several projects Clinton struck from the Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 1998.
That money, however, should eventually be restored as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's Thursday 6-3 ruling that the line-item veto is unconstitutional, according to the office of U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa.