The much awaited federal stimulus money has just begun to make its way to New Hampshire. In the next two years, the state should expect to receive slightly under 750 million dollars to help jump start the economy and put many Granite Staters back to work. It’s a lot of money to handle so back in February Governor John Lynch by Executive Order created a new department “The Office of Economic Stimulus” and put Deputy Attorney General Orville “Bud” Fitch at its helm. It will be Fitch’s job to ensure that the different State agencies coordinate their efforts with their separate pools of money and also comply with Federal rules. Today we speak with Bud Fitch about his new job, where the stimulus money is going and the challenges it may bring.
- Orville “Bud” Fitch , Head of the New Hampshire Office of Economic Stimulus .