AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s take from the federal stimulus package appears to be growing.
WCSH-TV reports that the state’s share of federal stimulus money is expected to be about $1.1 billion. Some of the money is being spent on transportation projects.
On Friday, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud announced that $5.5 million will go for improvements at three Maine airports.
The Dexter Regional Airport will get $3.8 million to rehabilitate a runway. The Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport and Augusta State Airport will get $1.2 million and $500,000, respectively, to build aircraft rescue and firefighting buildings.