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PubliColaTV: The Stimulus Package

By Chris Kissel February 14, 2009

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Yesterday, Congress passed a final, $787 billion version of the national economic stimulus bill. All of Washington State's Democratic representatives in Congress voted for the bill; our three Republican representatives in the House voted against it.

Washington State legislators now estimate that the state will be getting about $812 million from the State stabilization fund, most of it going toward education initiatives. Additionally, $500 million in Federal funding will go toward transportation initiatives, with $180 million toward expanded transit projects. We'll also $2 billion for Hanford clean up thanks to Sen. Murray, and we'll see $2.06 billion for the state in additional Medicaid funding, a provision Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray both pushed for throughout the stimulus debate.
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