NEW PROGRAM TO IMPROVE AIRPORTS AND CREATE MORE JOBS
Congress is spending $564 million on new airports and fixing old airports. The spending is part of the government’s “Let’s Get Back to Work” program meant to employ laid off workers in construction and engineering.
Minnesota Airports Receiving Makeovers:
New Ulm Municipal
- $3.8 million
- runway extension
- $2.3 million
- repair runway
- buy land
Other airports included in the program: Rushford, Jackson, Faribault and Owatonna.
“This is a small price to pay to help folks out who want to work,” said President Obama in response to the new program. Others criticize Obama saying the program is another excuse for more spending.
Improving airports are just a small part of the “Let’s Get Back to Work” program, the entire program could end up costing $1 trillion.