New report shows broad impact of ARRA direct assistance

Boosting the spending power of workers struggling to get by played a crucial role in stemming Alabama's economic decline, according to a new report on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) from Arise Citizens' Policy Project. The report, titled Cushioning the Blow: ARRA's Direct Assistance to Alabama's Working Families, finds that by late May 2010, the act's five major forms of cash assistance had provided a total of more than $2.1 million to Alabama's economy.

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