Gov. Brewer refuse to acknowledge that Federal funds have benefitted Arizona. Check out the article about a pedestrian bridge across Tempe Town Lake. At least $3.4 million is federal funds. Bridge expected to open early October.
This is only one of many projects since January 2010 where road construction has been a "given" with numerous detours in Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Surprise, Mesa and Tempe. Special construction sites along "Grand Avenue" that stretch from Phoenix northwest to Sun City Grand was expanded from two lanes northwest and two lanes southeast into three lanes on either side. Additional side streets running east and west were also widen. Federal funds through the Obama Stimulus Package primarily paid for these projects as well as others not mentioned.
Check your individual State funding projects for similar activities during the past 2 years to determine if your policitians are being less than truthful about what positive impacts the Obama Federal Recovery Act has had on our economy.