Remember how Mayor Nutter and other mayors have been asking the Obama administration to provide some infrastructure stimulus money directly to cities? Hoping to get direct funding from the $800 billion stimulus package, the city leaders have even provided a list of "shovel ready" projects through the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Well, President Obama's Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told reporters yesterday that the best way to distribute that money is through the states. Check out the report from Reuters here. This is what LaHood had to say:
"Our feeling is the best way to get this money out is through state departments of transportation," LaHood told Midwest-based reporters in a conference call.