The House and Senate economic recovery packages unveiled last week are designed to boost employment and the economy. They contain a number of spending and tax measures crafted to inject more aggregate demand into the sagging economy. This paper provides state-by-state estimates for most of the major spending and provisions that will affect low- and moderate-income Americans (some provisions cannot be allocated on a state-by-state basis). The Center will update this analysis as more information and details become available. The provisions in the two recovery packages are not identical and currently more detail is available on the House package than on the Senate package. Thus, each provision described below indicates whether the state-by-state estimates are for a House provision, a Senate provision, or whether the provisions in both packages are the same.
The paper provides short descriptions and tables with estimated state-by-state impacts of several key provisions. For each of the following proposals there is a short description of the proposed policy and the methodology for CBPP’s state-by-state estimates.