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GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update - 20 November 2000



INSTITUTE TO RELEASE FLOW OF FEDERAL FUNDS REPORT ON THE INTERNET
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     The Northeast-Midwest Institute on Tuesday, November 21, will
release Flow of Federal Funds to the States: Fiscal 1999, an annual
report that analyzes federal spending patterns in the Northeast-
Midwest and other regions of the country.

     The report includes 16 data tables with state-by-state
information for all 50 states, and individual state reports for each
of the region's 18 states:  Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
Vermont, and Wisconsin.

     The 16 tables include data about federal spending, per-capita
federal spending, defense and non-defense spending, tax burden per
capita, return on federal tax dollar, historical records of federal
spending and tax burden, and state rankings of per-capita spending,
per-capital tax burden, and return on federal tax dollar.

     Flow of Federal Funds to the States:  Fiscal 1999, as well as a
press release, will be available on Tuesday, November 21, at
http://www.nemw.org/fedspending.htm.

     ContactMatt Kane of the Northeast-Midwest Institute (313/582-
6244).


LETTER ON COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOWS
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     Reps. James Barcia (D-MI), Steven LaTourette (R-OH), and Bill
Pascrell (D-NJ) are inviting members to cosign a dear colleague letter
asking appropriators to attach funding for combined sewer overflows to
the remaining Labor/HHS Appropriations bill.  Senators Olympia Snowe
(R-ME) and Jack Reed (R-RI) are orchestrating a similar letter to
Senate appropriators.

     The letters call for passage of the Wet Weather Quality Act (H.R.
828), which would authorize $1.5 billion over two years for Combined
Sewer Overflow and Sanitary Sewer Overflow grants, as well as
authorization of $386 million for related Army Corps projects.  Such
water infrastructure needs are particular acute in northeastern and
midwestern communities.

     Contact:  Kristin Day with Rep. Barcia (225-8171) or Cameron
Taylor
with the Northeast-Midwest Senate Coalition (224-0606).