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Bigger Stimulus than Expected

Governor Eyes Stimulus Dollars
February 2nd, 2009 by Whitney Ray

Florida could be getting a bigger chunk of the economic stimulus package than Governor Charlie Crist originally asked for.
In December, Crist asked for seven billion dollars. He met with US Senators this weekend and says Florida could now stands to gain 13 billion if Congress approves the plan. The money would go to roads, schools, and health care. Crist says Florida is ready to spend the money.

“I think one of the important things is that when these moneys come to the various states around the country injecting them into the economy as quickly as possible is an important component of being able to jolt the economy if you will which we all know is very important,” said Crist.

The plan passed the House last week. The Senate is expected to vote on their version of the stimulus plan by February 16th.


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