9 Investigates: Stimulus Coverage
Stimulus Weatherization -- One Bad Apple Doesn't Spoil The BunchIn slightly less than two years, federal stimulus dollars have weatherized the homes of more than 4,000 low-income families in Oklahoma. It's a program, mostly, of success stories, and yet the FBI is investigating one of the agencies in Oklahoma tasked with managing it.
State and Federal Transportation Leaders Challenge Report on Stimulus Job CreationAs fierce as the debate has been over the effectiveness of the $787 billion federal stimulus package as a whole, there's been little debate as to the effectiveness of spending stimulus money on transportation projects, until now.
Money to Prevent Homelessness Begins to Make Its MarkTo some Oklahomans, it might seem foolish to spend millions of tax dollars on a program to prevent homelessness, when budgets are strained to their breaking points. Others might say that's precisely the reason to fund such a program right now -- because money is tight.
ODOT On A Road Less Traveled in OklahomaIn a state known more for its "worsts" than for its "firsts," being recognized as a leader in anything can be a source of real pride. Certainly that's the case with the state department of transportation, among the best in the nation at getting stimulus money out on the street.
All Ramped Up With No Place to GoIt likely comes as no surprise to most Oklahomans that federal stimulus dollars are paying for the installation of new wheelchair ramps at intersections in and around Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The surprise would be that many of these pristine ramps lead, well, nowhere.
Governor's Choice: How to Spend $105 Million of StimulusGovernor Brad Henry has been called on recently to dip into a special pot of set-aside funding to prevent the latest budget cuts from shutting down senior nutrition centers but it's not the Rainy Day Fund. The Governor has respectfully declined.
See the complete breakdown of the governor's discretionary funds.
Stimulus Funds Keep College Tuition in CheckTens of millions of federal stimulus dollars are -- at least for now -- making life just a little bit easier for families whose children are enrolled at OU, OSU, and any of Oklahoma's other state supported colleges and universities.
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A Sequel With a Twist: Cash for Clunker AppliancesReady for Cash for Clunkers? Instead of trading in your old gas-guzzling car, the government is offering an incentive for you to get rid of your water guzzling washer, and your power hungry heat pump -- $300 million in stimulus cash for your clunker appliances.
ODOT Defends Stimulus Project on Highway 3A common complaint about the stimulus is that not enough of the money is going to infrastructure projects like road and bridge construction. So, why are people complaining about a road project that is being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act?
Stimulus Dollars Protect Oklahomans from FloodsMore than 2,000 flood control dams protect Oklahomans during heavy storms, and half of them need rehabilitation over the next 10 years. However, the stimulus will only give a small number of them a facelift.
Click here to see which dams will receive stimulus money.