June 16, 2010
A progressive Richmond think tank says Virginians have received about $3 billion as a result of the federal stimulus package.
In a report to be presented Wednesday morning, the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis said aid from President Barack Obama's program got to those most in need quickly.
Nearly two-thirds, $1.9 million, came through the Make Work Pay program. Nearly $600 million came from increased benefits and decreased eligibility for unemployment insurance.
And there was a more than $200 million increase in Virginia in food stamp benefits.
The progressive advocacy group for low-income families says its study shows areas of high unemployment in Virginia benefited the most.
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