During the last of three “Coffee With Your Legislators” events Saturday, what to do with stimulus package money seemed to take center stage.
The event, held in Dickinson City Hall, featured Republican Sens. Rich Wardner and George Nodland, Democrat Rep. Shirley Meyer and Republican Rep. Nancy Johnson, all from Dickinson, who updated the 30 or so attendees on bills being considered and where money is being spent.
BISMARCK (AP) — Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer says he was encouraged to hear President Barack Obama mention North Dakota in his speech before signing a $787 billion stimulus plan Tuesday. Cramer and other state officials are waiting to see the details.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday that Congress is nearly finished with a massive, $790 billion economic stimulus plan giving President Barack Obama a big victory, but not everything he wanted.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama is scoring a monster victory three weeks into his presidency with the economic stimulus deal. But he’s taken some hits along the way and ultimately will be judged on whether he is able to cure an economy that is mired in recession.
Top Democrats plan to add a big increase in highway and mass transit funding to President Barack Obama's economic recovery program Tuesday, even as others in the president's party hope to rein in the plan's almost $1 trillion cost to taxpayers.
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