Thursday, July 30, 2009

Kit Bond Makes It Rain

Sen. Kit Bond announced that he's secured $38 million dollars in transportation and economic development projects in two spending bills cleared by the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday.
Included for the Ozarks:
  • $1 million in Greene County for the Route 160 and Route 60 Interchange Improvements in -- for widening Route 160 and adding lanes to interchange ramps at Route 60.
  • $1 million in Osceola for the Highway 13 interchange. Funds will construct a grade-separated interchange.
  • $500,000 for the Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield - Funds will help pay for the construction, renovation and equipment costs for two of Jordan Valley Community Health Center’s clinics. Expected to help boost capacity by 45%.
  • $1 million for Missouri State University - Funds will purchase equipment and technology for an agricultural research program critical to improving distance learning in the region.

The Senate must now reconcile the bills with the versions passed by the House of Representatives before the President signs them into law.

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