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County officials not holding breath over stimulus funds

Friday, February 6, 2009

Officials of Red Willow County are not holding their breath on receiving funds from the proposed economic stimulus package, said Red Willow County Commissioner Earl McNutt.

McNutt confirmed that Red Willow County applied for about $1 million in funds in late December, for three paving projects that have been on the books for awhile.

But the likelihood of the county receiving those funds is unknown at this point, he said. McNutt believed larger projects in Omaha probably will take precedence over Red Willow County's projects.

County roads that would be paved with economic stimulus money include north of East 11th Street, 8-10 miles north of Indianola and south of Perry.

Without the funding, the paving projects will not go forward but go back on the wish list, said Commissioner Steve Downer

The proposed economic stimulus package is now at $900 billion and still waiting approval from the Senate.

Lawmakers led by Nebraska Democrat Sen. Ben Nelson and Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins are working on last-minute plans to strip the package by $50 to $200 billion, according to news reports.


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Omaha and surrounding area's "wishlist's": http://omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2798&u...

what a joke.

-- Posted by norm on Fri, Feb 6, 2009, at 3:39 PM

Holy asphalt Batman our very own Red Willow County commissioners with a wish list for Obama!!

Our self proclaimed "commish" will be on the soap box this week! I say why not pave some roads around here, better than Lincoln getting money for the club house they had on their wish list.

-- Posted by goarmy67 on Fri, Feb 6, 2009, at 11:46 PM

If they want funding for these projects then they need to call it the "Stimulus Paving Project."

-- Posted by sameldridge on Sun, Feb 8, 2009, at 3:09 PM


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