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States' 'Shovel Ready' Projects Ready For Cash

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States' 'Shovel Ready' Projects Ready For Cash

Economy

States' 'Shovel Ready' Projects Ready For Cash

States' 'Shovel Ready' Projects Ready For Cash

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President-elect Obama wants a proposed economic stimulus package to include billions of dollars for infrastructure improvements. Mr. Obama maintains states have projects that are "shovel ready. The Missouri Department of Transportation says with federal money, it could start $510 million of highway and other construction projects within six months.

Maria Carter reports for member station KCUR.