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Crist Requests Seven Billion Dollars in Federal Funds

December 3rd, 2008 by flanews

Governor Charlie Crist is still waiting on word from the President-Elect after asking Barack Obama for a seven billion dollar handout.

The money would go to road construction projects and Medicaid programs. Crist joined governors from across the country yesterday to ask the president-elect for a combined 176 billion dollars. Crist said he feels good about the seven billion dollar request he made.

Im pretty optimistic. It was a great meeting with the president-elect. He talked about the idea of being able to sign the stimulus package on inauguration day, January 20th. He was optimistic about the areas of infrastructure you referred to, as well as Medicaid funding which could help our budget significantly, maybe to the tune of about an additional billion dollars, said Crist.

President-Elect Obama hopes pumping money into state governments will create jobs and increase revenue.

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