POLITICS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Stimulus Funds Rejection By Local Officials Causing Controversy

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was supposed to create jobs by the millions, but Debra Morgan of North Platte, Neb., says it got her fired.

Morgan, a 17-year employee and former executive director of North Platte's housing authority, contends she's a victim of small-town politics. She says that against her advice the authority's commissioners rejected $588,000 in stimulus funds because of their anti-government principles, then threw her under the bus when they got caught in the glare of national publicity.

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