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Schmitz hopeful transportation spending will spur economy

Posted: Friday, August 7th, 2009 at 4:53 am

A state senator from southeast Iowa says an increase in transportation funding should help boost the state’s slumping economy. Fairfield Democrat Becky Schmitz says she hopes the program will improve infrastructure, put people to work and cycle more money through her district. Opponents of the plan says it’s unwise to spend more money when revenues are down.

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