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Democrats Promise Boost for Road Building

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats could add billions of
additional dollars targeting infrastructure projects to the
economic stimulus package. Money for highway projects alone could
get an almost 50 percent boost, to $40 billion.
It comes even as others in the president's party hope to rein-in
the plan's almost $1 trillion cost to taxpayers.
The additional funding comes as Republicans as well as some
Democrats say the pricetag is too high.
GOP lawmakers will push alternative proposals aimed at helping
struggling homeowners first and foremost. Their hope is to reduce
the cost of mortgages and get bigger tax credits to more
homebuyers.


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