No Earmarks? Go to Hagerstown

A $4.1 million project could be awarded to the City of Hagerstown, according to this report.

Kareem D. Murphy of The Ferguson Group said during a City Council work session that about $4 million of the money — if approved by Congress later this month — would be earmarked to help pay for a project to extend Professional Court by constructing a bridge over Antietam Creek. The remaining $100,000 would be used to assist minority- and woman-owned businesses, he said.

There is a chance that the city could receive more federal dollars if Congress passes a $675 billion to $775 billion economic stimulus plan later this year, Murphy said. Some of that money would be used to fund roads and other infrastructure projects.

President-elect Obama recently commented on whether the stimulus bill would contain earmarks.

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