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Regional Affairs Council – December 2011

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Stimulus projects — often snarling area traffic.  Are the temporary jobs worth the inconvenience?

KYW’s Mike DeNardo and John Ostapkovich present this special four-part series…

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 1: Projects Big & Small

“It allowed us to keep about 120 people employed,” says one general contractor. “Without that work we’d have to get rid of a lot of people.”

12/02/2011

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 2: Delays Big & Small

“It’s disastrous,” says one area driver. “They shouldn’t be doing this construction during the peak hours when people are trying to get to work.”

12/02/2011

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 3: Jobs & The Economy

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 totaled $787 billion, split about equally among tax cuts, payments to and for individuals, and public works.

12/02/2011

(A moment of the six-week "Occupy Philadelphia" encampment.   Credit: Jim Melwert)

Part 4: Politics & The Economy

The economy seems stalled, and at least one expert thinks it will likely stay that way for a while.

12/02/2011