The Center For American Progress has come out with a great new web tool you might want to take a look at. It’s an interactive job creation map from the first year of the Recovery Act: Jobs Saved Or Created By The Recovery Act.
You can just roll over a state to see how many jobs were saved or created.
The numbers for Florida:
Jobs saved or created: 112,000
Jobs per hundred thousand residents: 604
Another tool you might want to check out if you haven’t yet is the Florida Transparency website that the Florida Senate launched a month ago. So far the site hasn’t gotten as much traffic as they expected. It could be that they haven’t gotten the word out very well. I don’t think many people have even heard about it or even knew it existed.
So if you’re at all interested in transparency and the Florida budget, you might want to throw some love to the website. We need all the transparency we can get and we sure don’t want them to take it down for lack of interest!
Here are those links again, below. You can also find them anytime on the sidebar on the right of this website, under my “FYI” links.