Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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?

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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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David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to gambacd@phillynews.com
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