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Evaluating 'Shovel-Ready' Projects in Massachusetts

shovelWhen Barack Obama assumes the presidency next week, his first task will be to usher in a massive spending plan to stimulate the economy.

Much of the almost $800 billion would go directly to states to spend on projects that could get up and running quickly.

WBUR’s Curt Nickisch reports on the economic pros and cons of funding so-called “shovel-ready” projects in Massachusetts.

List of proposed shovel-ready sites in Mass. (PDF, large file)

http://audio.wbur.org/storage/2009/01/morningedition_0115_2.mp3

This program aired on January 14, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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