Strickland proposes $1.7 billion stimulus package to create 80,000 jobsWednesday, February 6, 2008 1:05 PMBy Mark NiquetteThe Columbus DispatchGov. Ted Strickland used his second State of the State address today to call for a $1.7 billion stimulus package for a struggling state economy, proposing to sell new bonds to spend on public works projects and other items in a program he said would create 80,000 new jobs.…Dubbed the “Building Ohio Jobs” plan, Strickland proposes spending the money on a number of items, including:
- $150 million in the state’s infrastructure “to help create a seamless network of roads, rails, and ports to support our logistics and distribution industry.”
- $200 million in establishing the Ohio Main Streets Renewal initiative to spur redevelopment in downtown neighborhoods in cities and towns.
- $400 million in the Ohio Public Works Commission for local road, bridge, water and sewer projects
Transportation Proposed to Stimulate Ohio Economy
February 6, 2008 by John