Daley Wants Road Money in His Mitts, Not Gov's

Stimulus package could move funding

Saturday, Dec 6, 2008  |  Updated 4:57 PM CDT
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Daley Wants Road Money in His Mitts, Not Gov's

Mayor Richard M. Daley is worried a stimulus package before Congress could move millions of dollars of road funding into the hands of Governor Blagojevich.

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 Mayor Richard M. Daley is lobbying to keep Gov. Rod Blagojevich's mitts off several hundred million dollars Chicago is poised to get through a proposed economic stimulus package under debate in Congress.

 
Historically, almost two-thirds of federal road funds go to metro areas, where locals decide how to spend them. But Mr. Daley and other U.S. mayors and local officials are worried that Congress will shift highway project decisions to the state's to create jobs more  quickly.
 
 
 
 

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