Monday, July 27, 2009

Your Call 072709 What's the state of the Stimulus in California?

What's the state of the economic stimulus in California? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about California's share of the 787 billion dollar fiscal stimulus package that Congress passed in February. Where's the federal money headed? Send us an email at or join us live at 11 a.m. Is it likely to provide a basis for long-term growth? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Michael Grabell covers transportation and stimulus spending for ProPublica

Aaron Glantz, journalist, author and New America Media stimulus editor

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Stephen Santamaria said...

California should lobby for stimulus funds not used by other states. For example, the republican-heavy Missouri state legislature hasn't acted on accepting Federal funds so as to give the voters the impression that the program is ineffective.

Jeffrey Lim said...

Return stimulus money to the people in two forms...a cash check and gift certificate redeemable for goods and services. If all cash it will not be spent but saved. Gift certs will immediately boost retail sales & services. It is more than shovel ready. It helps small businesses. The multiplier effects are enormous. It is FAIR and does NOT need some stupid govt bureaucracy that will screw up or smeck of patronage/corruption. Why do politicians keep bailing the bad guys or supporting more govt. project spending?
Imagine what $30 bil (about $1,000 per capita) can do to CA's economy. You still have $55 bil for regulated/supervised spending.