State Republicans react to stimulus bill

    Pending Senate approval Pennsylvania and New Jersey may come into millions of dollars for schools, as well as roads, bridges and mass transit. As President Obama’s economic stimulus plan passed in the House last night along party lines. Republican lawmakers spurned Obama, saying the bill contains too much spending and not enough tax cuts. Democrats say the potential for job growth is key in an economy at its worst since the Great Depression. WHYY’s Susan Phillips reports.

    Pending Senate approval Pennsylvania and New Jersey may come into millions of dollars for schools, as well as roads, bridges and mass transit. As President Obama’s economic stimulus plan passed in the House last night along party lines. Republican lawmakers spurned Obama, saying the bill contains too much spending and not enough tax cuts. Democrats say the potential for job growth is key in an economy at its worst since the Great Depression. WHYY’s Susan Phillips reports.

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