Vice President Joe Biden will be in front of the Cabinet today and he’ll be reporting that more than half of the economic stimulus money set aside for highway projects has been allocated.
In the state’s weekly radio address, Michigan Lieutenant Governor John Cherry Jr. said a local project in Kalamazoo County exemplified the main reason the federal Recovery Act was passed: creating jobs.
The National Association of Counties’ Rural Action Caucus (RAC) recently returned from a “fly-in” advocacy effort in Washington, D.C. to promote rural America’s most pressing issues.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contained $8.4 billion in stimulus funding for public transit systems accross the country. Yet transit agencies from New York to Atlanta, Madison to San Francisco are facing massive layoffs and service cutbacks to cover widening budget gaps.