Skip to comments.State creates or retains 8,284 jobs with stimulus funds (6k + in gov't)
Posted on 10/13/2009 1:43:55 PM PDT by sbMKE
State creates or retains 8,284 jobs with stimulus funds
By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel
Posted: Oct. 13, 2009 2:00 p.m.
Madison Wisconsin state government has used federal economic stimulus money to create or retain 8,284 jobs in Wisconsin, mostly by saving public-sector jobs.
A brief report released Tuesday by Gov. Jim Doyle provided details on money spent by state government, but did not cover funds awarded directly to local governments and the University of Wisconsin System. Those numbers will be made public later.
More than 6,100 jobs for police officers, teachers and other government workers were retained through state stimulus spending, the report said. That accounts for nearly three-quarters of the jobs that were retained or created by the state.
The report shows $1.92 billion has been awarded to the state so far. Of that, $680 million has been spent.
The report also found that under the federal stimulus funding:
240 homes are having lead paint removed.
More than 89,500 meals were provided to 9,175 homebound seniors.
476 people have received services meant to prevent homelessness.
Almost 4,000 young people received summer jobs.
175 AmeriCorps members provided services at 139 locations.
$680 million "saved" 6,110 government jobs (8,284 total "saved or created.")
That's $82,000 in tax money per job "saved or created."
goodness. they are so proud of the waste, fraud and abuse.
I can’t stand that “creates or retains” crap.
The flight from the dollar has hit government cheese brokers hard - a couple billion doesn’t buy what it used to.
I am just a citizen of North Dakota but I have saved about 300,000 jobs in the state without spending a cent. So what is the Wisconcin hoopla. My claim is as good as theirs.