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Culver continues shovel ready tour across Iowa


DES MOINES (AP) -- Gov. Chet Culver will travel to eastern Iowa this week to continue to pitch his plan to spend $750 million on projects aimed at generating thousands of jobs.

Culver will make stops in Davenport, Clinton and Maquoketa on Tuesday as part of his "Shovel Ready Tour."

Culver began his statewide tour earlier this month in Des Moines.

It's intended to urge Iowans to pressure legislators into passing as much of the governor's plan as possible. He wants to sell $750 million in bonds, which would be repaid over 20 years with $56 million annually from gambling profits.

Culver says the plan would create tens of thousands of jobs, helping Iowa's stumbling economy while also repairing flood damage and dealing with a backlog of maintenance needs.

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