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Monday, April 20, 2009

Illinois' Stimulus Surplus

According to federal and state officials, President Obama’s home state of Illinois has received more stimulus transportation funds than any other state.

Obama’s Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former Illinois Congressman, recently told a local radio station, “‘there is no favoritism’ involved in the distribution of federal money, but instead said it was based on a long-standing formula for allocating highway funds to the states. … More than $600 million in funding has been approved for nearly 250 projects” throughout the state.

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