Monday, February 23, 2009

Nixon Asks For Your Stimulus Ideas

Gov. Jay Nixon has launched a website where anyone can submit a proposal for projects that will use dollars from the federal stimulus package. The website is
The web site will serve as the online hub for the Governor’s Transform Missouri Initiative, which will oversee the state’s planning and coordination to maximize the benefit of the federal recovery package.
"The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has given us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to use these funds to develop our human capital through education and training, to enhance our information and transportation infrastructure and to embrace high-tech, emerging technologies," Gov. Nixon said in a statement Monday. "As federal dollars become available, states that are prepared and ready to go will be in the best position to benefit from these funds. The ideas we receive through will ensure that Missouri is ready to compete, ready to create jobs and ready to transform our economy."
Policy director Jeff Harris, Budget director Linda Luebbering and Budget and Finance counsel Paul Wilson will oversee the project that will expire in July.
ALSO: The Washington Post spoke with Gov. Nixon and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty about the stimulus package HERE.
"Is this bill perfect? That's not the question. The question is how do we use this opportunity," Nixon said.

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