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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 05:39 AM

Joplin gets another $113M to recover from deadly '11 tornado

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Joplin will receive $113 million in fresh federal assistance to help the recovery from the devastating May 2011 tornado, federal officials announced Wednesday.

The money, which is coming from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's community development block grants, will be used for long-term recovery in areas with the greatest unmet needs. The massive E-F5 tornado killed 161 people and flattened a large swath of the southwest Missouri city, destroying thousands of homes and commercial buildings.

"We'll put it to good use," Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr said in a phone interview. "It has been a good day for Joplin."

He said the city had requested $1.27 billion with a list of projects that included tree replacement and home reconstruction assistance. It had mapped out a plan for spending $45.2 million that HUD awarded previously but was just considering how to spend the latest influx.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/joplin-gets-another-m-to-recover-from-deadly-tornado/article_1a838497-5e29-5a73-ad30-f8e4b9a3c37c.html

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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 06:10 AM

1. where are the offsets?

What additional revenue source does congress propose to offset this cost?

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