Honorable Steve Kagen, M.D.

Wisconsin's former 8th District Representative

January 4, 2007 to December 22, 2010

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Kagen we are Investing Recovery Act Funds in Northeast Wisconsin

Posted on Mar 4, 2009 by

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Jake Rubin 202.225.5665

KAGEN: WE ARE INVESTING RECOVERY ACT FUNDS
IN NORTHEAST WISCONSIN

March 4, 2009

Washington, DC — Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. is pleased to announce transportation and public safety funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been approved for Northeast Wisconsin.

“We designed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to move swiftly to invest in infrastructure and necessary improvements to our communities. I am proud to say that we are doing all we can to rebuild our economy,” said Kagen. “I commend the Governor and our state legislature for acting quickly on behalf of all Wisconsin’s families.”

In accordance with the transparency and accountability provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Wisconsin Secretary of Transportation has provided the U.S. Secretary of Transportation with a list of projects that have received the full review and vetting required by law. This information is available to the public http://www.recovery.wisconsin.gov. Projects in the 8th Congressional district include:

USH 41 Suamico – Abrams Bridge – Preventative Maintenance
$193,500
USH 41 Green Bay – Suamico Bridge – Preventative Maintenance
$377,300
STH 052 Lily-Forest County Line – Preventative Maintenance
$1,242,019
USH 045 Eagle River-Land 0 Lakes – Pavement replacement Chain 0 Lakes Rd – CTHK
$2,727,273
USH 045 Eagle River-Land 0 Lakes – Pavement replacement CTH K to MI State Line
$4,363,636
STH 049 Fulton St./Hillcrest Dr. Intersection-Hazard elimination
$158,000
USH045Winchester-NewLondon- Preventive maintenance
$742,500

In January, Congressman Kagen welcomed Governor Jim Doyle to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to discuss shovel-ready projects and ensure that Wisconsin is ready to put people to work. The Congressman also visited the Wisconsin Office of Recovery and Reinvestment to discuss how the funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act would be administered.

Wisconsin will also receive over $30 million in Recovery Act funding through the Department of Justice. The following areas in the 8th Congressional District will receive funds through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program which allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system:

Jurisdiction Name
Eligible Individual Allocation
Eligible Joint Allocation
BROWN COUNTY
$33,249

GREEN BAY CITY
$443,939
$477,188
ANTIGO CITY
$15,427
$15,427
OCONTO CITY
$15,959
$15,959
OUTAGAMIE COUNTY
$14,896

APPLETON CITY
$134,857

GRAND CHUTE TOWN
$14,098
$163,851
SHAWANO CITY
$18,087
$18,087
LAC DU FLAMBEAU TOWN
$11,172
$11,172
FOREST COUNTY
$22,077

MENOMINEE TRIBAL POLICE DEPT
$33,515

ONEIDA COUNTY
$14,630

RHINELANDER CITY
$10,640

WAUPACA CITY
$11,970

WAUPACA COUNTY
$16,225

These funds will save hundreds of jobs for police officers and prosecutors. On Friday, Kagen announced improvements to public safety in Northeast Wisconsin after he secured $330,000 for facilities and equipment for the Green Bay Police Department, $230,000 for the construction of a relay tower that will expand the public safety communications capabilities in Brown County, and $170,000 for a Mobile Computer System for the Waupaca County Sheriffs Department in the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

On February 28th, Kagen also announced that more than $6.5 million from the Recovery Act is coming to the 8th Congressional District from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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