Friday, February 20, 2009

Go ahead, Bobby, make my day.

Good article -- this is part of what Jindal is thinking of turning down.

ISS - KROMM REPORT: Will Jindal really turn down federal money for Louisiana?
The state's $3.8 billion share of the federal stimulus -- while a far cry from the full-scale Gulf Civic Works program many advocated -- would still be a welcome boost to many. It includes:

* $1.7 billion for the state's troubled Medicaid program

* $587 million for public education -- especially important in places like New Orleans, where school enrollment is still down 23% since Katrina [pdf]

* $455 million for road and bridge repair

* $130 million in flexible dollars to help offset budget cuts

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