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Arizona governor says she asked Biden for stimulus help

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer says she’s asked the Obama administration for leeway in meeting a requirement that Arizona and other cash-short states provide upfront funding for transportation projects eligible for stimulus program money.

Brewer said she made the request to Vice President Joe Biden during a White House-arranged conference call between Biden and several state governors on Tuesday.

Brewer said the stimulus program’s requirement for states to provide advance funding for transportation projects “can exacerbate the cash-flow issue.”

She said she suggested that the federal government either provide advance funding to states with cash-flow problems or create a fund to make temporary loans to states.

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