Leaders Coordinating Economic Stimulus Requests

Sunday, January 4th 2009, 4:55 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press

TULSA, OK -- Mayor Kathy Taylor is meeting with officials from surrounding communities to coordinate efforts for seeking funds from a proposed federal stimulus package.

President-elect Barack Obama plans to provide what could be a broad $1 trillion economic-stimulus package. It's expected to include an array of infrastructure projects, creation of new jobs, tax relief to middle-class families and assistance to cover the soaring costs of education and Medicaid.

Taylor met Friday with area municipal officials along with representatives from higher education institutions, Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa Housing Authority, Tulsa Transit and Tulsa County.

Tulsa's City Council on Tuesday will continue its discussion of specific city projects for consideration.