Absent federal action, states try passing their own stimulus plans

Absent federal action, states try passing their own stimulus plans

Tired of waiting for help in the form of a federal economic-stimulus package, several states have passed or are considering bills designed to jump-start their stalling industries, but restaurateurs say they are uncertain whether such measures actually would help them.

Lawmakers in New Jersey, Ohio and Florida have enacted economic packages in their states, while California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, so far has not won legislators’ votes on two proposals that he said would prop

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