Oklahoma Mayors Seek Share Of Stimulus

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 10:30 am
By: News On 6

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Cities across Oklahoma have asked Congress to fund for more than $1.7 billion in projects in an economic stimulus plan.

Tulsa's request represented more than half of that amount, with $944 million in proposals that would create more than 5,300 jobs. Oklahoma City sought $501 million in projects to create nearly 5,500 jobs.

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The requests were outlined in a wish list compiled by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Norman, Ponca City, Muskogee, Moore, Sand Springs, Midwest City, Edmond and Sapulpa made submitted project lists.

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