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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Ted Bechtol
The Capitol Christmas Tree arrived in Washington on Monday after a cross-country trek from Washington state and, in keeping with the austerity that's constraining federal spending, the trek didn't cost taxpayers a penny.
Workers will begin stringing lights Tuesday and hanging thousands of ornaments made by Washington state residents Wednesday, he said.
"Having done this for eight years, I always love seeing the ornaments. School kids make them and some of them are just really crafty," he said.