Recovery Act Benefits in Wisconsin: The First Year

Tamarine Cornelius
April 7, 2010

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In the first year since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act  was enacted in February 2009, Wisconsin has received approximately $7.0 billion in funding. About one-third of this amount, or $2.4 billion, went straight into the pockets
of individuals in the form of direct benefits, such as unemployment benefits and various tax credits. Another $1.9 billion went for state and local fiscal relief to help maintain critical services to Wisconsin communities. The third category, about $2.7 billion in the first year of the Recovery Act, consists of infrastructure spending and other grants. Read full publication.