Federal bill includes more than $150M for Miss.

The final version of a massive federal spending bill includes more than $150 million for specific projects in Mississippi, the state’s two U.S. senators said.
Republicans Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker said the bill covers transportation, education, health, military and cultural projects. It also funds regional or national projects that could affect the state, including $5 million for an assessment of heart disease among minorities in the Delta and $20 million nationwide for the Teach for America program that helps bring educators to needy schools.
The Senate approved the bill Sunday and sent it to President Barack Obama.

AP
12/14/9