Cleaver Earmark Benefits Massachusetts Company, Not Kansas City Plant

May 11, 2009

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver has secured earmarks totaling about $2 million with the aim of supplying a south Kansas City defense plant with new design software technology.

But, The Kansas City Star reports the local plant Cleaver sought to help – the federally owned Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies Kansas City Plant – never asked for the money. And most of the public dollars are slated to go to Parametric Technology Corp., a for-profit software developer based in Massachusetts.

Read more: (“Cleaver Aimed to Secure $2 Million for Kansas City Plant,” News Tribune, 5/11/09)