Billions Unclaimed, Chance of a Lifetime

The stimulus package is an opportunity for state like Ohio to get significant projects funded, according to this report.

Bob Armstrong, mayor of Defiance (population 17,000), wants $4.7 million for the next phase of the town’s sewer upgrade, mandated by the EPA. Defiance’s part-time lobbyist is on the case in Washington, “going to each of the offices, lobbying with all of the congressmen to send stimulus money.”

The Times reports on California’s potential take.

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