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NYC Predicts $3.4 Billion in Stimulus Funds, How about Philly?

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference yesterday to say that NYC could get $3.4 billion in funding through the economic stimulus bill being considered in congress. Check out the New York Times report here. We checked with Mayor Nutter's press office to see if anyone locally has an estimate on how much funding Philly could get. No word yet, but we'll let you know if we hear anything... UPDATE: We just spoke with Nutter, who said that he does not plan to announce Philly's stimulus expectations until they become reality. "We've analyzed it, we know what all the categories are and we qualify for many of them," Nutter said. "It's pretty hard at this point, with confidence, to say what it's going to be."

NYC Predicts $3.4 Billion in Stimulus Funds, How about Philly?

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference yesterday to say that NYC could get $3.4 billion in funding through the economic stimulus bill being considered in congress.

Check out the New York Times report here.

We checked with Mayor Nutter's press office to see if anyone locally has an estimate on how much funding Philly could get. No word yet, but we'll let you know if we hear anything...

UPDATE: We just spoke with Nutter, who said that he does not plan to announce Philly's stimulus expectations until they become reality.

"We've analyzed it, we know what all the categories are and we qualify for many of them," Nutter said. "It's pretty hard at this point, with confidence, to say what it's going to be."

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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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