On the Prog Blog, the Vermont Progressive Party’s official blog, Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss presents his thoughts on the federal ‘stimulus’ and how it will effect Vermont and Burlington.
The federal stimulus – or economic recovery act as it is now termed – has dominated news over the last several weeks. When I was in Washington for the US Conference of Mayors meeting in mid-January, I had the opportunity to meet with Vermont’s congressional delegation. The Vermont delegation is working hard on the details of the recovery plan and Burlington has several projects that are “shovel-ready” with a regional economic impact far beyond the City. Projects at the airport, in the downtown, and at the Waterfront are especially important to local and regional economic vitality. In addition, our schools have significant capital needs and school modernization is included as an element in the recovery plan.
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