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Stimulus Money Raining on La Porte County

(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County is receiving about $21 million in stimulus funds under the recently approved American Rescue Plan approved by Congress and signed by the president.  La Porte County Treasurer Joie Winski said the estimated amount was provided by the Association of Indiana Counties.


La Porte County Councilman Michael Rosenbaum didn’t offer any spending ideas because it remains unclear exactly how local governments can spend the money.  Rosenbaum said he wants the La Porte County Council and La Porte County Commissioners to schedule a joint workshop to begin the processing of deciding where the funds should be applied.


The City of La Porte is receiving $11.6 million, said Mayor Tom Dermody.  City Councilman Roger Galloway said streets and major equipment purchases were just some of his ideas for use of at least some of the money.  City Councilman Paul Vincent suggested money for trails and other upgrades contained in the recently adopted Heart of La Porte plan.  The plan is aimed at raising quality of life in the New Porte Landing and downtown area.


Michigan City Mayor Duane Parry said his community was informed it  will receive stimulus money.  He chose not to elaborate until more information was known.  “We have not received any confirmation,” he said.

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