Commentary

Ohio County’s Rejection of Stimulus Money Stirs Debate

On Tuesday, Warren County commissioners decided to turn down federal stimulus money, arguing the funds would be wastefully spent on expanding its rural transit system. The decision created a bit of a debate in Ohio, and radio talk shows have picked up on the controversy. Hear County Commissioner Mike Kilburn explain the decision to radio talk show host Brian Wilson on Toledo radio station WSPD 1370 in an on-air interview here.

Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D. is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and managing director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University in Tallahassee where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning, regulation, and urban economics. Prior to joining Florida State, Staley was director of urban growth and land-use policy for Reason Foundation where he helped establish its urban policy program in 1997.