Michigan Governor Pushes 'Local jobs Today' Program

Carvlin, Elizabeth
March 2006
Bond Buyer;3/9/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32335, p3
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The article reports that Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm persuaded the legislature to approve a program called Local Jobs Today to accelerate local transportation projects through the issuance of debt in anticipation of federal funds. The program would allow local communities to start projects in the next two years. Through the program, Granholm would provide loans and grants to local communities for road projects that are planned for 2007 and 2008. An estimated $400 million would be available to local communities.


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