Obama warns governors

23Feb09

President Obama tells the nation’s governors today that $15 billion in stimulus money is on its way this week to help states cover Medicaid costs for nearly 20 million Americans. He goes on to say he’ll “call out”” any governor who thinks it’s party time and misappropriates the funds.

VP Joe Biden has been given the responsibility of implementing the Recovery Act. In his new role, the VP will meet regularly with governors and mayors to ensure “their efforts are speedy and effective.” He will publicly report on their progress. Newly appointed Earl Devaney will work with the VP as Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board chair. We’ll see…

Speak your peace.



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