The National Governors Association last week tapped New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine to head its Economic Development and Commerce Committee.

Corzine’s plans for the committee include encouraging Congress and President Bush to move forward with an economic stimulus package, address rising Medicaid costs, and assist with a long-term plan to address the nation’s roadways and other major capital projects.

“We have struggled with this here in New Jersey, everybody else has struggled with it, and almost no one has the resources to address it in an adequate format,” the governor said in a press release.

Corzine isn’t the only governor concerned with funding infrastructure. Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell, the NGA’s newly appointed chairman, last week said that finding ways to support roadway, bridge, and tunnel maintenance and expansion projects will be the focus of his initiative as head of the NGA.

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