Florida families are struggling. High rates of unemployment and foreclosure mean that education and social services face deep cuts. That is why Dwight Bullard supported the use of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Nearly $10 billion being directed to schools, unemployment benefits and healthcare for the needy, among other programs. Transportation and infrastructure projects also will get a boost, putting Floridians to work on roads, bridges, mass transit and water projects.
Additionally, the funds will help stabilize our state's economy for long-term growth by investing in clean, renewable energy. The Act also provided an historic level of transparency, oversight and strong accountability measures that will help guarantee taxpayer dollars are spent wisely.
The Recovery Act is expected to create or save at least 200,000 in Florida, and I will continue to work to grow that number.