Infrastructure Spending Shafts the States That Need It
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
ProPublica did some digging into the infrastructure spending bundled into the stimulus package—the $100 billion that promises have the biggest impact in terms of job creation—and found that Wyoming is getting more than $20,100 per unemployed worker while Michigan, a state on the verge of a labor apocalypse, is expected to have to make do with just $2,434.37.
Of course we’re talking about “need” in terms of job creation, not infrastructure deficiencies. For all we know, Wyoming has a pothole the size of Vermont.
Vermont, by the way, is getting three times as much per unemployed worker as California.
Click here to see a handy breakdown of each state’s unemployment rate and slice of the infrastructure spending pie.
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