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Stimulus Spending

Closing The $1.5 Trillion "Fix-Up" Gap in Obama's Economic Plan

John F. Wasik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John F. Wasik

One glaring subject that Obama avoided in the campaign is how to pay for infrastructure over time and how it will dovetail with an overall strategy to address climate change.

Ryan Grim

CBO: Three-Quarters Of Stimulus Unspent | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only $100 billion of the $787 billion stimulus package passed nine months ago has actually been spent by the federal government so far, with another $...

Energy Projects Lag In Stimulus Spending

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Gary Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama has pledged to transform the nation's energy policy and has made renewable energy a cornerstone of the $787 billion stimulus package, ...

The Weirdest Stimulus Projects | David Goldman, CNNMoney.Com Staff Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The government has spent about $85 billion on Recovery Act projects so far, but not all of money is being used to fix roads, provide more Medicare aid...

Stimulus Spending Fails to Follow Unemployment, Poverty

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

by Michael Grabell and Jennifer La Fleur Since the economic stimulus bill passed nearly six months ago, the Obama administration has repeatedly pledg...

States, Cities Spend Millions To Attract Stimulus Money | By LOUISE RADNOFSKY and LESLIE EATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Towns, cities, counties and states across the country spent a total of $21.4 million on lobbyists between April and June, up 2.7% from the first quart...

States, Cities Still Spending Millions On Lobbying For Stimulus Money

Wall Street Journal | LOUISE RADNOFSKY and LESLIE EATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Strapped local and state governments are still spending on at least one activity: seeking stimulus money....

Stimulus Has Millions In Spending On Actual Pork, Ham

New York Post | GEOFF EARLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Millions of dollars for pork. No, we mean actual pork. The NY Post reports today that the government is going on a stimulus spending "deli run," with ...

Obama Adviser Says Second Stimulus Needed2 | Shamim Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

July 7 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. should consider drafting a second stimulus package focusing on infrastructure projects because the $787 billion approve...

France's Speedy Stimulus Leaves U.S. In Dust | NELSON D. SCHWARTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FONTAINEBLEAU, France -- French workers normally take off much of the summer, but this month, there is something of a revolution going on here at this...

Stimulus Numbers: Transparent, Yes. Intelligible? No.

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of our goals for tracking the $787 billion stimulus package is figuring out how much each federal agency is actually spending -- something that's trickier than it sounds.

Where a Train Beats a Plane: Lessons for the U.S. From Spain's High-Speed Rail

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

The train takes an hour and a half longer than the plane flight between the Barcelona and Madrid, but travelers are opting for the train because it travels from city center to city center, is reliable and nearly always on time.

Stimulus Spending: Construction Workers Cheer Funds

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Willie Fort is a lucky man. Last month he came within a whisker of losing his construction job, but now he is off to Louisiana ...

Pennsylvania Schools Wait For $1.6B In Aid | Eleanor Chute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While road and bridge projects using federal economic stimulus money already are under way, local school districts have not yet received a dime of sti...

Georgia To Get $36 Million In Stimulus Funds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATLANTA (Map, News) - Georgia law enforcement will receive a boost from more than $36 million in federal stimulus funds for public safety programs. F...

Will Stimulus Spending Create New Jobs? We May Never Know

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Why can't we just add up the numbers from these reports to find an aggregate number of jobs created by stimulus spending? There are several problems with this, according to the report.

Energy Stimulus Money In Jeopardy, Environmental Groups Say

The Columbus Dispatch | Doug Caruso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ohio could miss out on millions of dollars in federal stimulus money unless the state quickly adopts building codes with stricter energy efficiency re...

Obama Threatens To Rescind Stimulus If Not Used To Restore Union Wage Cuts

Los Angeles Times | Evan Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration is threatening to rescind billions of dollars in federal stimulus money if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state lawmakers do ...

Delaware Using Stimulus To Help Small Businesses

Smyrna Clayton Sun Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Lt. Governor Denn and DEDO launch "Stimulus Opportunities for Small Businesses" Road Show Wilmington- Lt. Governor Matt Denn, Delaware Economic Develo...

After Voting No, Republicans Take Credit For Stimulus-Funded Projects

Wall Street Journal | NAFTALI BENDAVID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans railed against the Democrats' massive economic-stimulus and spending bills as fiscally irresponsible, but some GOP lawmakers are taking cr...

Ryan Grim

House Stimulus Bill (FULL TEXT) UPDATED | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE - February 12: The text of the House/Senate conference report of the stimulus package has been posted online. Here are the links: Text of ...