Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Obama Administration Spending Millions to ‘Better Connect’ People With an Urban Park

The Obama administration is giving $20 million in taxpayer money to the State of Missouri for improvements to I-70 that will "better connect" people in St. Louis with the parkland around the base of the St. Louis Gateway Arch. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and Sen. Claire McCaskill -- a Democrat who faces a tough re-election battle in 2012 -- made the announcement in St. Louis last week. The $20-million federal grant is funded through the TIGER III program. (TIGER stands for "Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery.") The money going to St. Louis will help build a pedestrian land bridge over I-70 connecting the Old Courthouse, Luther Ely Smith Square and the Gateway Arch grounds. The I-70/Gateway Arch improvements fall under President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative, which aims to reconnect Americans to the outdoors...more

How your tax dollars are being know...during these "tough" budgetary times Congress keeps telling us about.

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