Should the President’s $825 billion stimulus plan help bail-out states?

    As President Obama’s $825 billion stimulus package works its way through Congress, we talk about what its passage might for the states and their ailing budgets. Proponents of the package cite the $87 billion it provides to aid state Medicaid program, education and infrastructure projects for example. Critics say the plan will only reward states that have acted irresponsibly. We talk to IRIS LAV of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and BRIAN RIEDL of the Heritage Foundation. Listen to the mp3

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