Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Reps: Stimulus $ Will Pay for Eisenhower Construction, Restore Education Aid

From a press release issued by the Maine Legislature's House Majority Office on behalf of State Reps. Tim Driscoll (D-Westbrook) and Ann Peoples (D-Westbrook):
Westbrook State Reps. Ann Peoples and Timothy Driscoll announced today that the
Maine Department of Transportation has given the green light to a construction
project on Eisenhower Drive in Westbrook, which received a portion of the
federal recovery package funds that were sent to Maine . Peoples and Driscoll
also expressed relief that the cuts to local schools will now be halted because
of federal dollars.
In addition, the difficult cuts made to the Westbrook school budget by Gov. John
Baldacci and the Legislature at the beginning of this year will be restored.
While the upcoming biennial budget for fiscal year 2009 to 2011 will still have
to close an $838 million budget gap, support for schools will not drop further
and there will be a one-time infusion of federal dollars from other parts of the
recovery package.
- John C.L. Morgan

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