Federal stimulus funds help Philadelphia at critical time

    The Federal Stimulus program is a year old. The City of Philadelphia has been a major beneficiary of the funds.
    The stimulus money from Washington has come in handy for Philadelphia. Mayor Michael Nutter says the money has been put to good use.

    The Federal Stimulus program is a year old.  The City of Philadelphia has been a major beneficiary of the funds.

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    The stimulus money from Washington has come in handy for Philadelphia. Mayor Michael Nutter says the money has been put to good use.

    Nutter: Weatherization and sustainability efforts, energy efficiency and job training programs all of that comes as a result of economic recovery dollars.  Repaving a runway out at the airport, baggage handling equipment, a bunch of things.

    The mayor says the city is happy with the money that has come so far, and as the program continues, he is hoping for even more money from Washington to help the city.

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