Friday, March 20, 2009

MSNBC: Palin rejects part of federal stimulus money

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she will accept just 69 percent of the estimated $930 million in federal stimulus funds that could flow to the state.

"We will request federal stimulus funds for capital projects that will create new jobs and expand the economy," Gov. Palin said in a written statement. 

"We won’t be bound by federal strings in exchange for dollars, nor will we dig ourselves a deeper hole in two years when these federal funds are gone. For instance, in order to accept what look like attractive energy funds, our local communities would be required to adopt uniform building codes. Government would then be required to police those codes. These types of funds are not sensible for Alaska.”

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