Saturday, February 13, 2016

Nutter goes to DC seeking stimulus dollars

Mayor Nutter's schedule tomorrow will bring him to Washington, where he is expected to make his case for Philadelphia as House and Senate leaders negotiate what should be in - or out - of President Barack Obama's $800 billion-plus economic stimulus bill.

Nutter goes to DC seeking stimulus dollars

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Mayor Nutter is expected to meet with several members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation while in Washington. (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer)
Mayor Nutter is expected to meet with several members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation while in Washington. (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer)

Mayor Nutter's schedule tomorrow will bring him to Washington, where he is expected to make his case for Philadelphia as House and Senate leaders negotiate what should be in - or out - of President Barack Obama's $800 billion-plus economic stimulus bill.

Several mayors and governor in recent days have expressed concern that the compromise legislation will contain less aid to state governments than is currently included in the House version of the bill.

Nutter is expected to meet with several members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation, including U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who is on the committee that will try to hash out the final legislation. Specter is one of a handful of Republican moderates whose votes were essential to the Senate's approval of an economic stimulus bill.

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