About: Michael Tilley
Michael Tilley is the president and managing editor of The City Wire, a content partner with Talk Business & Politics. He can be reached by email at MTilley@TheCityWire.com.
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Written on July 18, 2015 at 7:49 am
Categories: Talk Politics
Recapitalizing the Governor’s Quick Action Closing Fund, moving money into a rainy day fund and creating a state “jobs” program by directing money to short-term highway projects are just a few of the ideas for spending the state surplus.
Those who spoke Tuesday (July 14) at the opening ceremony for a six-mile piece of Interstate 49 through Chaffee Crossing east of Fort Smith had a common theme: It’s a great start worth celebrating, but more money and concrete is needed to link the short stretch into a major national highway corridor.
River operators say the hard-hitting rains of the last three months have dealt the barge business the ‘worst economic blow’ since the Great Recession.
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