The Real Deal Miami

Stimulus could get state $12 billion

January 30, 2009 09:32AM

The economic stimulus plan approved by the U.S. House of Representatives could help balance the state’s budget, build highways and bridges, expand mass transit and modernize schools. Health care would get about $4.26 billion in Medicaid, and local governments would get some funds directly. Under the House plan, Florida also would receive $1.5 billion for highways and bridges, $961 million for school modernization, $285 million for mass transit, $37 million for other rail projects, $196 million for wastewater treatment and sewers, $30 million for the Headstart program and $46 million in education technology grants.