"We’re going to be funding a number of programs that should be valuable to our localities that could be game changers,” Perriello said.
Local officials, he said, have stressed their desire for infrastructure and school construction that could put people to work right away. Additionally, he said, immediate relief is on the way to families in the form of tax relief for small business and families and extension of unemployment benefits.
One important goal the House achieved after seeing the Senate version of the bill was making sure small towns and rural communities get their fair share of stimulus money, he said, ensuring that it doesn’t go just to big cities.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Perriello, Danville, and the Stimulus Package
The Danville Register & Bee has an article in which they interview Rep. Perriello on the effects of the stimulus package for the Danville area. Money quote: