$7.7 Billion in Stimulus Spent in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The White House says about half of $14.9 billion in stimulus available to Florida has been spent in the past year.

Figures released Wednesday to coincide with the program's anniversary show $7.7 billion has been spent in Florida with an estimated 112,000 jobs saved or created.

Other Florida numbers:
-- 612 transportation projects obligated totaling $1.6 billion.
-- 1,947 small business loans given totaling $1 billion.
-- 7.1 million working families getting $3.5 billion in tax relief.
-- 1 million jobless workers getting extended unemployment benefits.
-- 3.7 million high-need residents getting $250 relief payments totaling $924 million.
-- $2.4 billion in additional Medicaid funding spent.


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