Hraychuck Supports Stimulus Package

Monday, December 15th, 2008 at 6:43 am

BALSAM LAKE – Representative Ann Hraychuck (D-Balsam Lake) supports a federal economic stimulus package for Wisconsin focused on creating jobs and improving infrastructure. Governor Jim Doyle requested a $1.64 billion package for our state and testified before the House Appropriations Committee on December 11th to explain how the of federal assistance would be put to work in Wisconsin.

“This federal assistance will give Wisconsin the funding to make necessary infrastructure improvements such as road work, maintenance on school buildings, and green energy projects,” said Hraychuck. “Our state has many projects that are ready to go and a skilled workforce that is ready to get back to work—so these federal dollars could be put to use right away.”

Projects benefiting the 28th Assembly District include $250 million for the St. Croix River Bridge, $3.67 million for construction and road maintenance on State Highway 70 between Siren and Spooner, construction, resurfacing and painting of Highway 8 between St. Croix Falls and Turtle Lake totaling $5.86 million, and also $680,000 for improvements to the Osceola Airport. This request must be approved by Congress “We’re going to have to find ways to cut state spending. But cuts made in a budget that doesn’t begin until July will not help families that are struggling today,” said Rep. Hraychuck. “Creating jobs and getting people back to work is a key component to digging out of this economic crisis.”

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