A Web site done by the Democratic National Committee lists the estimated benefits by state in terms of jobs created of the economic stimulus plan on the table in Washington.
Vermont would save or create 7,170 jobs by the end of 2010, according to the site. The plan would have a -1.8 percent influence on our unemployment rate, they say.
I'm not entirely sure how they make that estimate because it's going to depend on how the states use the money they have coming.
The site also talks about the meeting between President Barack Obama and Gov. Jim Douglas. Obama is quoted as saying:
"People are being laid off, and that means that governors like Jim are
having to not only deal with declining revenue, but increased social services to
provide support for people who are unemployed as they're seeking work."
You can check it out:http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/obamaforamerica/gGxHSt
- Terri Hallenbeck