Posted on March 11, 2010 6:20 AM
The New Republic on the stimulus (3-11-10)
Over the past month for the New Republic, Marc Muro of the Brookings Institute has written two stimulus-related blogs that may be of interest. “No Respect: The Stimulus’ Unfair Rodney Moment” and “Stimulus as Policy Lab” both highlight policy innovations that have resulted from ARRA, while describing concerns that these may not become lasting reforms unless the federal government integrates them into its non-stimulus programs. For example, he notes that the FY2011 federal budget contains no continuations for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants, or the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), each of which is widely considered among the leading stimulus success stories.