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.