$6,000,000 for “Green Jobs”

Illinois, the president’s home state, is to get $6,000,000 in stimulus money just for “green jobs.”  Maybe I’m a little too cynical, but it sounds to me like this would be a nice present to old friends from a president whose popularity is waning. 

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Wednesday announced the stimulus money will go to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity from the federal Department of Labor. Durbin’s office says the state department will use the money to train and place about 1,300 workers in energy-efficient jobs and help about another 1,700 workers earn degrees.

What seems more definite is that it anyone follows up on this report in a year or two, the money won’t have been used as it’s described here.

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