Lubbock applies for stimulus money - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/12/09

Lubbock applies for stimulus money

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The stimulus bill is still waiting for Congress to sign it in Washington.   Here in Lubbock, Mayor Tom Martin tells NewsChannel 11 the city applied to get up to $70 million of stimulus money to help pay for the Lake Allen Henry pipeline project.

That project is a main reason the city's water bill rate will go up more than 16%.  However Martin doesn't think we'll see the money. "Since the bill is basically ready to be enacted, it's our understanding there will only be $900 million in water projects money available for the whole state of Texas. My guess is we will be lucky to get any, and if we do... I couldn't guess at the number, but I doubt that it would be $70 million. It might be a few million," said Martin. 

 The city of Lubbock also applied to receive stimulus money for some road projects.

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