About $847 million is earmarked for highway and bridge projects, $135 million for public transit, $84 million for energy programs, $249 million for weatherization assistance, $237 million for water infrastructure, $1.6 billion for local budgets and $926 million for K-12 education, according to the office of U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township.
States across the nation are examining the question of fairness in the process of distributing the $$. Michigan will have web pages that list the requests and the spending - details still being sorted as to how the money will be allocated. "Some" will go through the legislature, perhaps as part of the budget.
The same report indicated that the share of domestically manufactured wind turbine components grew from under 30 percent in 2005 to about 50 percent in 2008. The report points out that U.S. wind turbine and turbine component manufacturers announced, added, or expanded 70 new facilities in the past two years.
Moreover, those new manufacturing facilities created 13,000 new direct jobs in 2008.
Back to you, Dick.
They told the residents of Lansing, New York that this new "city" had an area of 65 blocks, contained a church and also a public and academic square. A group of 16 men bought plots in the nonexistent city and upon reaching the area later that year found they had been scammed. Many in the group too disappointed to stay ended up settling around what is now Metropolitan Lansing. Those who stayed quickly renamed the area "Lansing Township" in honor of their home village in New York.
In 1847, mindful of those nasty British across the river from Detroit, plans were made to move the capitol of Michigan inland. After days and days of "political wrangling" in the Michigan House over where to locate the new capitol, they decided in secret to locate in "Lansing Township".
And so began the long tradition of endless political fighting and rash decisions made in frustration that continues to this day....