TEXAS (Dallas Business Journal) – The Lone Star State has brought in more than $6.5 billion of the $787 billion stimulus package so far, according to the nonprofit organization ProPublica.
Texas ranked 48th on a per-capita basis, spending an average of $269.30 per person. The federal government has spent an average of about $216 per person after allocating more than $121 billion of the stimulus funds.
Three state agencies (the Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Education Agency and the Texas Workforce Commission) have dominated spending of the nearly $3 billion already appropriated by the state.
Harris County leads the state in total spending with $569.5 million. Tarrant and Dallas counties ranked second and third, respectively.