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Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update -- 16 February 1998




CYBERNATION:  HIGH-TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMY
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     The Senate Manufacturing Task Force on Wednesday, February 18,
will host a discussion on the high-tech industry, which is the
nation's largest manufacturing employer.  William T. Archey, president
of the American Electronics Association (AEA), will review
CYBERNATION, a new report by the AEA and the Nasdaq Stock Market that
analyzes data on high-tech employment, wages, sales, international
trade and investment patterns, and research and development
expenditures.

     The briefing on February 18 will run from noon until 1:00 pm in
room 706 of the Hart Senate Office Building (Senator Joseph
Lieberman's conference room).

     CONTACT: Geoffrey Brown at the Northeast-Midwest Senate Coalition
(224-0606).


MIDWEST HIGH-SPEED RAIL FORUM
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     Rep. Carolyn C. Kilpatrick (D-MI) on Thursday, February 19, will
host a Congressional Field Forum in Detroit to examine how advanced
high-speed rail service will impact the region's economic vitality and
environmental quality.

     Since 1991, the federal and state governments have invested
millions of dollars in studying and developing the Midwest High-Speed
Rail Network, which connects Chicago with Detroit, Milwaukee, and St.
Louis.  The State of Michigan and Amtrak are working to produce
high-speed service between Chicago and Detroit, and they are testing a
state-of-the-art train control system on the Amtrak-owned segment of
that line.

     The forum will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room 02-43
of downtown Detroit's Cobo Center.  Representatives from government,
industry, labor, and environmental interests are expected to attend
and offer presentations.

     CONTACT: David Richardson at the Northeast-Midwest Institute
(544-5200).


JOB OPENING -- ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
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     The Northeast-Midwest Institute is seeking a full-time
administrative assistant to be a key member of its support staff. 
This candidate should have general office experience; demonstrate
excellent communication and organizational skills; be detail oriented;
and be versed in Windows 95, Wordperfect, and a windows spreadsheet or
database program.

     To apply, please mail a resume and cover letter to Administrative
Assistant Position, Northeast-Midwest Institute, 218 D Street, S.E.,
Washington, D.C. 20003, or fax them to 202/544-0043.  Excellent
benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience.  The Institute
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  PROJECTED FUNDING ALLOTMENTS FOR SELECTED FORMULA PROGRAMS:  FISCAL 1999
    (based on the requested funding level in the president's fiscal 1999
       budget and each state's share of program funds in fiscal 1998)
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                                       Substance
           Vocational  Byrd Honors         Abuse          CDBG
State       Education Scholarships   Block Grant  State Grants        LIHEAP
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New Eng
  CT        8,088,000      468,000    18,120,000    15,162,867    22,472,107
  ME        5,055,000      195,000     6,040,000    17,438,646    14,558,343
  MA       17,187,000      780,000    37,750,000    40,219,113    44,951,656
  NH        5,055,000      156,000     6,040,000    10,586,477     8,508,431
  RI        5,055,000      156,000     6,040,000     6,013,326     7,399,299
  VT        4,044,000       78,000     3,020,000     9,108,516     6,377,372
Total      44,484,000    1,833,000    77,010,000    98,528,945   104,267,208

Mid-Atl
  DE        4,044,000      117,000     4,530,000     2,046,906     2,982,740
  MD       15,165,000      702,000    33,220,000     9,629,959    17,206,608
  NJ       21,231,000    1,092,000    46,810,000    11,589,418    41,730,621
  NY       52,572,000    2,535,000   105,700,000    58,507,398   136,256,791
  PA       41,451,000    1,677,000    64,930,000    61,729,980    73,189,998
Total     134,463,000    6,123,000   255,190,000   143,503,661   271,366,758

Midwest
  IL       39,429,000    1,755,000    67,950,000    40,103,597    62,198,911
  IN       24,264,000      858,000    36,240,000    38,878,260    28,161,920
  IA       12,132,000      429,000    13,590,000    32,010,976    19,958,730
  MI       35,385,000    1,482,000    63,420,000    47,061,566    59,052,415
  MN       17,187,000      741,000    24,160,000    26,710,181    42,543,924
  OH       43,473,000    1,677,000    73,990,000    59,643,129    55,024,234
  WI       20,220,000      819,000    27,180,000    36,226,782    38,295,640
Total     192,090,000    7,761,000   306,530,000   280,634,491   305,235,774

South
  AL       19,209,000      624,000    22,650,000    35,748,523     9,209,344
  AR       12,132,000      390,000    10,570,000    25,253,811     7,027,165
  DC        4,044,000       78,000     4,530,000    25,018,460     3,489,955
  FL       47,517,000    1,833,000    66,440,000    35,772,274    14,571,931
  GA       30,330,000    1,053,000    36,240,000    46,080,217    11,521,346
  KY       18,198,000      585,000    19,630,000    36,106,948    14,655,368
  LA       21,231,000      741,000    27,180,000    39,182,705     9,415,140
  MS       13,143,000      468,000    13,590,000    39,827,221     7,895,582
  NC       29,319,000      975,000    34,730,000    48,216,729    20,306,397
  OK       15,165,000      507,000    16,610,000    22,094,926     8,465,278
  SC       17,187,000      546,000    19,630,000    31,208,840     7,314,096
  TN       22,242,000      741,000    25,670,000    31,836,083    14,845,574
  TX       81,891,000    3,003,000   105,700,000    90,611,219    24,242,832
  VA       23,253,000      897,000    36,240,000    24,769,075    20,959,573
  WV        9,099,000      273,000     9,060,000    22,213,681     9,698,570
Total     363,960,000   12,714,000   448,470,000   553,940,712   183,618,151

West
  AK        4,044,000      117,000     3,020,000     3,385,600     5,878,530
  AZ       18,198,000      624,000    24,160,000    11,237,471     4,453,748
  CA      110,199,000    4,758,000   223,480,000    45,877,254    49,405,447
  CO       14,154,000      546,000    22,650,000    11,642,318    17,226,140
  HA        5,055,000      156,000     7,550,000     5,225,224     1,160,263
  ID        6,066,000      195,000     6,040,000     9,999,179     6,719,342
  KS       10,110,000      390,000    12,080,000    21,670,646     9,165,944
  MO       21,231,000      819,000    25,670,000    30,688,477    24,844,674
  MT        5,055,000      156,000     4,530,000     8,933,622     7,881,361
  NE        7,077,000      273,000     7,550,000    15,861,363     9,870,358
  NV        5,055,000      195,000     9,060,000     3,037,971     2,091,793
  NM        8,088,000      273,000     7,550,000    16,532,869     5,575,784
  ND        4,044,000      117,000     3,020,000     6,636,251     8,561,543
  OR       13,143,000      468,000    16,610,000    16,674,295    13,350,986
  SD        4,044,000      117,000     3,020,000     8,664,804     6,953,472
  UT       12,132,000      390,000    12,080,000     7,990,059     8,005,028
  WA       20,220,000      819,000    34,730,000    16,610,599    21,960,533
  WY        4,044,000       78,000     1,510,000     3,624,190     3,205,037
Total     271,959,000   10,491,000   424,310,000   244,292,192   206,309,983

NE        178,947,000    7,956,000   332,200,000   242,032,606   375,633,966
MW        192,090,000    7,761,000   306,530,000   280,634,491   305,235,774
NE & MW   371,037,000   15,717,000   638,730,000   522,667,097   680,869,740

South     363,960,000   12,714,000   448,470,000   553,940,712   183,618,151
West      271,959,000   10,491,000   424,310,000   244,292,192   206,309,983
S & W     635,919,000   23,205,000   872,780,000   798,232,904   389,928,134

US Tot  1,006,956,000   38,922,000 1,511,510,000 1,320,900,001 1,070,797,874

SOURCE:  Northeast-Midwest Institute staff calculations from president's
         budget for fiscal 1999 and computer runs of state allocations for
         fiscal 1998 by the administering agencies.  These projections are
         based on the assumption of no change in the underlying formula
         factors between fiscal 1998 and fiscal 1999.  Actual allocations
         will differ from these projections.



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