With Obama tuning up what looks to be an historic campaign of public reinvestment in America, the Great Lakes states and communities are signaling their fiscal needs and expectations.
The message is clear and consistent across the region: No level of funding is too high.
Here is a sample of recent headlines:
New York's Patterson says Obama stimulus plan should be larger
$10 billion? State lawmakers wait - and wonder - how much federal aid Minnesota will get
Possible $1.5 billion budget gap has Granholm banking on Obama stimulus plan
Doyle says state faces hard choices on U.S. stimulus.
Ohio's two largest cities eye Obama stimulus
Indiana pressing for fair share of stimulus
Illinois transportation projects sought as part of federal stimulus
(Pittsburgh) officials lick chops at prospect of stimulus