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Friday, February 13, 2009

Law - "Final Draft on Stimulus Bill, Complete With Last-Minute Edits" [Updated]

Here, thanks to a NY Times blog on politics and government, is the starting point. It notes:

[T]he annotations in the stimulus bill in some cases are literally worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In the appropriations section, on page 10 of Title IV, for Energy and Water Development programs, a slightly arcing line, a quick hash mark through the number 4 and a 1 etched into the margins in its place, changed a $3.4 billion appropriation for a state energy program to a $3.1 billion appropriation. And so $300 million vanished with a stroke of a pen, perhaps to re-emerge on another page, for another priority.
Here is more, from the Huffington Post.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 13, 2009 10:31 AM
Posted to General Law Related