Connecticut's Big City Mayors Hope for Big Bucks from Obama

Several mayors and first selectmen from Connecticut will be in Washington for Barack Obama's inauguration, but they also have money matters on their minds.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors held its winter meeting in the nation's capital over the holiday weekend, and many expressed concerns about the $825 billion stimulus package being considered by Congress.

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch says there are worries that the stimulus package would send too much money to suburbs and do little to help cities struggling with large budget deficits and revitalization efforts.

The stimulus plan would give states hundreds of billions of dollars for local education, health care and transportation projects.

Mayors are hoping to convince Congress to send more money to cities.

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