Stimulus funds not going to hardest-hit first as planned

07/20/2009 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Rules of the Obama administration's economic stimulus require states to give priority to "economically distressed" counties, but a look at where the money is being spent shows that is not happening. Counties that do not qualify as distressed have received 53% of the stimulus money. "If economically distressed areas get the money, it's just by coincidence," said one Texas state legislator.

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