One Medicaid claim can easily eclipse this $20,000 St. Lawrence County is spending on promoting the long talked about, but never to be built Interstate 98 from Watertown to Plattsburgh. So we know its not a huge amount of cash.
The County Legislature voted to spend the money on printing brochures and the like for I-98....It was a controversial move, and frankly the printing could have come out an existing County line item and no one would no the difference...
It is a small amount, but I agree we don't need and cannon afford the road....Ernie LaBaff says I-98 will transform the county from Appalachia to prosperity.
This road only makes sense when using the argument, "if they don't spend the money here, it will go somewhere else."
Watertown Daily Times County OKs $20,000 to promote I-98