Schwarzenegger: stimulus will create jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. The governor spoke at the West Merced Overhead Project along Highway 99 in the San Joaquin Valley, one of dozens of transportation-related projects that will move forward with the first round of stimulus money.

"Now all together in California, the $625 million will create 11,250 jobs," said the governor, "For every billion we invest on infrastructure, it creates another 18,000 new jobs, so this is why we're so eager to get this money from the federal government."

In all, California is expected to get more than $2.5 billion in transportation improvement funding. The governor, who has been a vocal proponent of /*President Obama*/'s stimulus package, will introduce the president at a town hall meeting in Los Angeles on Thursday, and will travel to Washington later this week to talk with the president about future stimulus funding for California projects.


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