A Look At Kentucky Share Of Stimulus Package

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's congressional delegation split
along party lines in voting on the $819 billion economic stimulus
bill that has passed the U.S. House 244-188.

Democrats Ben Chandler and John Yarmuth voted in favor of the
bill, while Republicans Geoff Davis, Brett Guthrie, Hal Rogers and
Ed Whitfield voted against it.

Here's a breakdown of the Kentucky portion under the proposed
measure:

State budget aid - $861.8 million
Highways and bridges - $457.3 million
Mass transit -$43.4 million
Wastewater treatment and sewers - $73.9 million
Low-income energy assistance - $13.3 million
School modernizaton and renovation - $286.6 million
Head Start - $11.9 million*
Education technology grants - $15 million*

(* Includes both fiscal years 2009 and 2010)

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Robert Location: Lexington on Feb 24, 2009 at 04:08 PM
    What jobs are going to be created? I see nothing that will create jobs. Wasn't most of this about getting people back to work?
  • by check this Location: e. ky on Jan 29, 2009 at 11:57 AM
    There will be no actual stimulus checks handed out from this stimulus bill
  • by Josh on Jan 29, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    I don't want any of the stimulus funds, I will rely on McConnel as my savior(lol).
  • by Karen on Jan 29, 2009 at 09:28 AM
    There are no jobs, unemployment under this past administration is at a 30 years high.
  • by James Location: Hazard on Jan 29, 2009 at 08:29 AM
    Wilma, I have had water for the last 12 days. I do not need to move. I was using that to make a point that it takes steel to make bridges, water systems and the like. Steel is made from coal if you are to ignorant to know that. That gives us all jobs and helps the economy. Besides, at least the money is not going to Iraq!!! As for Chafin, if the low income people would look for work, which this stimulus package is providing, then they would have nothing to complain about!!
  • by Heather on Jan 29, 2009 at 07:06 AM
    Chafin, you can complain all you want and most of us understand but you can bet none of the republicans are listenig because you are not a source of income or influence for the. Here is my suggestion stop re-electing them.
  • by Wilma on Jan 29, 2009 at 06:49 AM
    Hey James,MOVE.
  • by Chafin Location: Hazard on Jan 29, 2009 at 06:39 AM
    The low income families are the ones that are suffering the most. With the cost of everything going up. With what little income we have coming in. We are really stuggling to make ends met. And there are no help out there for us. Most of us are going without food to feed out families. And getting utilities cut off due to not being able to pay these increased bills. And our elderly people that have a limited amount of income and thier bills over exceed the amount they have coming in. Where is the help for these people and families. I would really like to see them come up with something to help people and families that are not so lucky to have the income to survive in this ecomomy. And things are just looking worse for us. I don't see no light at the end of the tunnel. Guess we are at the bottom where no one cares about us.
  • by Janice on Jan 29, 2009 at 06:08 AM
    Terri is correct,just wait and see how long it is before Mitch and Hal will be making sppeches and handing out the pork barrel projects they voted against.
  • by John Location: Somerset on Jan 29, 2009 at 06:00 AM
    I see Rogers voted against the stimulus, I guess there wasn't enough PORK HOLES for him.
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