Thursday, February 19, 2009

Barrett Needs To Tout City Needs During Obama Meeting

It should be an easy discussion between city advocates who 'get it:'

So we're counting on Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to tell President Barack Obama - - their meeting is tomorrow - - that city infrastructure and job needs should be higher stimulus spending priorities than, say, constructing two 35-mile unneeded toll lanes for $200 million connecting Milwaukee with the Illinois state line.

Barrett wants to spend federal funds on local street aids, but at least in the first round of stimulus financing, state highway planners have lobbed that money at their I-94 contractors.

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