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Stimulus money to be spent on road improvements

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Traffic improvements are one area where federal stimulus money will be spent. Of $780 billion federal stimulus package, about $6 billion is coming to North Carolina. A new website, ncrecovery.gov, helps break down where that money will go. On the site, you can see more than $1 billion will be spent on education, $700 million will go to building highways and bridges, and nearly $11 million will go to employment services. "Though I completely disagree with the idea of the stimulus package in general, it's good to know that there's a place where we can see where the money is actually going to go to,” said Erik Guffrey of Wilmington. In 2008, the employment security commission reported 120,000 jobs were lost statewide. The White House estimates the stimulus plan will create or save 100,000 jobs in North Carolina. The website is still in the preliminary stages. In the coming months you should be able to see more details on how federal funds will be spent. WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo will be reporting in Washington, D.C. this week. He'll interview legislators about how the political process works and how they are dividing the stimulus money.

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