LaHood to Meet with State Tranport Bosses
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced that he will meet with the heads of all the state departments of transportation sometime in the coming weeks. On the agenda - the economic stimulus package and specifically its lack of earmarks.
The former Republican Congressman from Peoria, IL also stressed that transparency will be a top priority:
"What I'm saying is that when money goes out the door, it'll be on the Web site," he said. "I've been in public service for 30 years ... I've read all the horror stories (about misspent government money) and we're going to avoid that."
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This announcement reinforces the influence that Governors and state department heads will have over the allocationof stimulus package funds. Local chambers should make sure they are communicating their infrastructure priorities to the appropriate state officials.