Wondering how the stimulus money is being spent? You can look up various beneficiaries online. Here is the breakdown for Santa Clara County. Most of the money went to school districts. Teachers' unions have major pull nationwide, and California is no exception.
According to a recent Pew Center report, the ten most financially troubled states are: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. Also, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, New York and Hawaii are suffering fiscal problems.