On Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law. The 1,100-page bill will inject $787 billion of federal funds into the economy, a good portion of it in the form of new infrastructure projects for schools, highways, wind turbines, and train stations.
With the nation in the throes of a full-on recession, many Americans have pinned their hopes on the stimulus, especially architects, who have been hit particularly hard by the construction-related bust. While there are many places online to parse the bill, including a special website set up by the Obama administration, AN also has the lowdown on how readers in New York and California might be affected by the infusion of cash.
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