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NPT Capitol: Fed dosh: It’s not sexy but it is stimulating

This week, El Paso state Reps made the case for more stimulus money coming to El Paso. The two project proposals, weatherization and sewage, aren’t very sexy but they bring home the bacon. Here’s the breakdown:

1. Weatherization.

State Reps Joe Moody and Norma Chavez claim that “Between $240 to $350 Million will come to Texas” for weatherization projects (up to $6,500 per home.) Chavez and Moody want a generous slice of this to come to El Paso.

“Job creation and energy conservation will help El Pasoans earn more and save more,” said Chávez. “Homeowners get the benefit of federal dollars to make their homes more energy efficient, while at the same time helping to get our local contractors working during a bad economic period,” said Moody.

2. Waste water management.

Chavez also came out batting for the EPWU, (El Paso Water Utilities) who want to construct a new 36-inch sewage siphon and fix up three older ones. (Estimated to cost around $20m)

Chavez, in a letter to the Texas Water Development Board, said the project, “should qualify for the extra funds that have been provided to the Clear Water Revolving Fund as a result of the passage of the American Recover and Reinvestment Act.”

Ben Wright


Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 12, 2009 at 2:02 pm

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  1. Sounds like the Council, Mayor and County Comissioners are going to ghet their homes rebuilt and insulated. What!!


    March 12, 2009 at 4:24 pm

  2. Not that I’m totally impressed, but this is more than I expected when I stumpled upon a link on Delicious telling that the info here is awesome. Thanks.

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    April 15, 2009 at 5:44 am

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