Q&A: How Much of a Difference Will the Economic Stimulus Package Make to States?
By Stateline Staff
Stateline.org asks the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials for a quick assessment in the second of a series of questions and answers with policymakers about states and the recession.
How much of a difference will the
economic stimulus package make to states?
With the economy in freefall and the credit markets in gridlock, this is just the beginning. Now comes the hard part of addressing the underlying causes of the crisis and refocusing on the long-term goal of fiscal discipline.
-Bruce Josten is executive vice president of government affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
-John Horsley is executive director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials