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Morning Cup of Stimulus: Where Is the Money?

This is the latest from our stimulus blog.

benderbending/Flickr; Krista Kjellman/ProPublicaTomorrow will mark a month since President Obama signed the stimulus bill into law, and state officials from Florida to Indiana are starting to wonder: Where is the money?

Vice President Joe Biden on Friday touted $1.3 billion for Amtrak, which will double its capital budget over the next two years. Amtrak facilities in Beech Grove, Ind., and Bear, Del., will see new jobs as the government-owned rail corporation hires workers to repair passenger cars. Meanwhile, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows how the stimulus will help states avoid drastic budget cuts.

Project of the day: The Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth, Minn., will get a fresh coat of paint.

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