Leading from the Left

Monday, February 16, 2009


Chris Fitzsimon has a good piece today on how the federal stimulus bill may not have to reach we'd been hoping for. Read for yourself here.

The Orange County Commissioners, in consultation with the two school boards and our own staff, have come up with a list of shovel ready projects that may be appropriate for stimulus funds. But, as Chris points out, there needs are great and their may not be enough money to fund many of these projects. For example, Medicaid needs alone will eat up an enormous portion of the funds the state receives from the federal treasury.

Time will tell how much money we get here on the local level; but it is safe to say our needs far outweigh the available funds.