Friday, September 25, 2009

Stimulating colleges; Tucson jobs; LD29 healthcare

Dr. Roy Flores (left) is President of Pima Community College.

TUCSON -- In addition to helping build a new veterans home here, US stimulus funds have just been released by the state to help community colleges in Arizona. Pima Community College will receive $4.5M as a part of $9M distributed to colleges statewide.

The state still has $19M in fed stimulus money to grant to colleges.

This is public money well spent to invest in our future as a society, to help our economy and quality of life.

In a brief update on State Rep work, today I toured and helped open a huge new product distribution center in LD29 of southeast Tucson, which brings hundreds of decent jobs with benefits.

I also joined my district teammates on a tour and discussion at the new El Rio southeast side health clinic, at Golf Links and Kolb near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Nice facility and the El Rio staff does a good job for people. El Rio is one of the largest and best community health clinic systems in the nation.

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