The federal stimulus act, formally known as the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act, was passed more than three years ago. It sent over a billion dollars in recovery funds into Vermont
coffers. The intention was to reinvigorate our economy and either create new
jobs or prevent jobs from being lost.
Tom Evslin, who served as the state’s stimulus czar, and Dartmouth
College economics professor Jim
Feyrer provide insight into how the stimulus money was spent and what impact it
has had on Vermont’s and the country’s economy.
Also on the program, VPR’s Ross Sneyd provides a roundup of what’s happening in Montpelier as the Legislature nears the end of the current session.
Plus, we reach into our
mailbag and read some of your comments about previous shows.