$70 Billion in Requests for $4 Billion in New York Stimulus Funds

In case there was ever any doubt, there’s not enough stimulus money to go around. About $66 billion too little—for New York projects alone—to be precise.
As part of the Paterson administration’s “Economic Recovery Update” on the stimulus spending, the governor’s office sent an email out this afternoon of a draft list of requests it has received for infrastructure-related federal stimulus funds.
The unranked list, a 461-page document with 11,842 projects, totals around $70 billion in requests, according to a spokeswoman for the governor’s office. The state has just $4 billion or so to dole out for infrastructure, said the spokeswoman.

$70 Billion in Requests for $4 Billion in New York Stimulus Funds