Workers take a break at a construction site along Interstate 294 near Chicago on June 1. Public construction projects may increase in coming months driven by stimulus spending. By Frank Polich, Bloomberg News
From USA Today:
WASHINGTON — Billions of dollars in federal aid delivered directly to the local level to help revive the economy have gone overwhelmingly to places that supported President Obama in last year's presidential election.
That aid — about $17 billion — is the first piece of the administration's massive stimulus package that can be tracked locally. Much of it has followed a well-worn path to places that regularly collect a bigger share of federal grants and contracts, guided by formulas that have been in place for decades and leave little room for manipulation.
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My Comment: So much for President Obama's declaration that there is no such thing as red state or blue state.