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  • (Of a building project) at the stage where workers can be employed and construction can begin: one of the goals of this bill is to get funding into infrastructure projects that are shovel-ready
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    • We've got shovel-ready projects all across the country.
    • The good news for hospitals limping along in the recession is the new federal stimulus package could feature money for shovel-ready projects.
    • But a spokesperson for the department tells us they don't officially use the term shovel-ready.

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