User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


71° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Sen. Tim Johnson: Roundtable On Stimulus

February 18, 2009, 4:51 PM by Don Jorgensen

Sen. Tim Johnson: Roundtable On Stimulus
Now that the stimulus is law, a lot of communities are talking about where the money should go to best help local economies. 

South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson met with Sioux Falls business and community leaders to try and answer their questions about how the stimulus could help them. 

From home sales to feeding the hungry, all of these people have a story of how the economy is affecting their organizations and the people they serve.
 
Bart Hacker with the Sioux Empire Realtors Association says homes sales are down by 12 percent over last year, but 2007 was a record year. He says starter homes are doing fine. 

"Where we are starting to see some difficulty is the second stage housing, which we would characterize as anything from $180,000 to $350,000," Bart Hacker with Sioux Empire Realtors Association said. 

Hacker thinks the stimulus will help turn that around.

Lynn Keller Forbes is with South Eastern Council of Governments. She works directly with the six counties in the southeast region to help build their infrastructures.  She told the Senator the demand for building projects is high right now. 

"Early on, we were asked to put a list together of all our needs as far as roads, water, sewers, pools, buildings and I think we ended up with over a billion dollars of identified needs in this region," Keller Forbes said. 

Senator Johnson told the group there are no earmarks in the stimulus for South Dakota, but it could create 10,000 new jobs in the state and some projects will be a higher priority than others. 

"In Sioux Falls, the two most important projects will be Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Engineers projects," Johnson said.

If you'd like to see a detailed list, look at how Johnson outlines spending.

Previous Story

Next Story


RELATED STORIES


Sponsored

 


You may also like

Allegiant Air Pilot Pleads With Tower To Make Emergency Landing

7/29/2015 1:58 PM

An Allegiant Airlines pilot declared a fuel emergency and had to land at a North Dakota airport even though the airport was closed for the Blue Angels...

Full Story
Second Fatal Crash In Black Hills Saturday

8/2/2015 1:35 PM

The name of a Colorado man who died in a motorcycle crash Friday has been released and another fatal crash Saturday has taken the life of an Ohio man.

Full Story
Deputy-Involved Crash Under Investigation

8/3/2015 6:16 AM

On Friday night, a deputy collided with a motorcycle while making a U-turn to stop another motorcycle that was speeding.

Full Story
I-90 Traffic Affected By Rollover Crash Near Murdo

7/30/2015 1:12 PM

Traffic on I-90 was backed up for a couple of hours as crews worked to clear the scene near Okaton.

Full Story
Two Arrested In Mobridge For Attempted Kidnapping

8/3/2015 11:33 AM

At approximately 12:30 a.m., Mobridge Police said a woman fought free from an attempted kidnapping.

Full Story


Events