New York

By   /   November 17, 2009  /   1 Comment

Normally Congressional District 00 is a title suited for states with one at-large congressional district, think Alaska. Recovery.gov, the web site tasked with monitoring the stimulus bill, seems to think that New York, with its 29 congressional districts, should share in the action. And action is what they got, as New York‘s 00 District produced 31 jobs after taking home $3.8 million in stimulus funds. District 00, along with 10 others, represents the latest development in the emergence of non-existent districts taking home stimulus money:

00 congressional district                31           $3,828,364

36th congressional district            16           $1,283,887

32nd congressional district           0              $1,174,675

34th congressional district            2              $928,032

31st congressional district            2.3          $800,614

30th congressional district            50.4        $601,064

71st congressional district            44.5        $553,987

38th congressional district            0              $273,744

45th congressional district            0              $134,452

55th congressional district            0              $37,810

51st congressional district            0              $28,477

A Watchdog study revealed 440 non-existent congressional districts within the stimulus tracking web site, recovery.org. The full report can be found here and below:

Recovery’s Phantom Districts

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Bill McMorris