Thursday, December 18, 2008

Center Supports Obama Economic Stimulus Plan

Democrats in Congress would like to have an economic stimulus package of about $850 billion ready for President Obama to sign on January 21, 2009. The package would include:

A $50 billion to $100 billion tax cut

$100 billion in state government aid (Medicaid)

Funding for:

1) infrastructure,
2) school construction,
3) energy efficiency,
4) broadband access and
5) health-information technology.

The Center supports the stimulus package and is promoting the replacement of drinking water lines and the separation of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) lines in older cities as part of the traditional infrastructure funding.

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