Monday, September 29, 2008

In Spite of Financial Crisis, Levin wants to fund LightHouse Restoration

Michigan's senators want to create a federal
program to help pay for the preservation of historic lighthouses.

U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow have introduced a bill
to let states and nonprofit organizations apply for competitive
grants to restore and maintain lighthouses.

The two Democrats say the pilot program would distribute $20
million a year for three years. Funds would be distributed based on
the percentage of historic lighthouses in each state.

Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state.

The bill was introduced Wednesday and referred to the Senate
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 
Read more here.


Chris Trentham said...

Representative Hoogendyk, since you are running for Senator I would like to know how you would vote in the case of this $700 billion bailout.

I am afraid that Federal Reserve's infinite expansion of the money supply is going to dilute the US Dollar so bad that the country is going to really suffer, not be saved..
I think my $1 bill from last week is only worth 90 cents now!

Jack Hoogendyk said...

Chris - Please see my position on the bailout - I've put it on the front page. I think we're on the same page. Jack

Dennis Weber said...

Carl Levin does not really have the welfare of Michigan or America as his primary reason for being a senator. Levin is taking the present financial situation as just an excuse to lard the bill with more earmark spending. Levin is not a statsmen! He is just another selfish Washington politician. We have too many of those already and we must take this opportunity to get rid of Carl Levin in the Senate.