Thanks to a reader who sent us the final numbers on what’s in and out of the final stimulus bill, we can finally start digging into the substance of the deal that’s headed for approval by this weekend. (We have the charts of those internal numbers for you right here.)
Here’s the first thing I noticed: Remember when we told you about the Senate’s attempt to sneak in a $2 billion earmark for FutureGen, the Illinois “clean coal” plant? That’s been zeroed out in the final stimulus pact.
As strange as this sounds, score one for Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK).
Late Update: N.B. Until legislative language is formally filed on the bill today, there’s always the possibility that these numbers could change. What we’re bringing you are the freshest details.