Show me the money! The stimulus bill from a lobbyist's point of view

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The economic stimulus bill proposes giving $30 billion to highway construction (Flickr user skemsley (cc: by-nc-sa))
If the stimulus bill passes the Senate in its current form, $30 billion will be set aside for highway construction. It sounds like a windfall for the asphalt industry, but Jay Hansen, lobbyist for the National Asphalt Pavement Association, isn’t doing a happy dance just yet because he’s still got a lot of work to do. He'll tell John what the bill looks like from a lobbyist's perspective.

We're investigating the stimulus bill with our friends at ProPublica and WNYC. Follow the coverage here.

Guests:

Jay Hansen

Contributors:

Nadia Zonis

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