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Friday, February 13, 2009

Economic stimulus bill update

Looks like the Rs and Ds finally made nice and agreed to this:
[T]he measure includes almost $54 billion to help states with their budget deficits and to modernize schools, $27.5 billion for highway projects, $8.4 billion for public transportation and $9.3 billion for Amtrak and high-speed rail service, among other projects.
Now, we wait to see what Georgia's legislature will do with this loot. Let's hope they don't ignore the Brain Train to subsidize pitchfork-brandishing mobs outside of Women's Studies...

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