Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Rep. Kaptur Gets $3.5 Billion Sweetener In Climate Bill

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Democrat, capitalized on an opportunity in the House climate-change bill, seeking energy projects for her state. Getty Images

From The Washington Times:

Democrats offered concession to Ohio's Kaptur.

When House Democratic leaders were rounding up votes Friday for the massive climate-change bill, they paid special attention to their colleagues from Ohio who remained stubbornly undecided.

They finally secured the vote of one Ohioan, veteran Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, the old-fashioned way. They gave her what she wanted - a new federal power authority, similar to Washington state's Bonneville Power Administration, stocked with up to $3.5 billion in taxpayer money available for lending to renewable energy and economic development projects in Ohio and other Midwestern states.

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