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Biden Says Stimulus Good for Michigan, Rest of US

Vice President Joe Biden is in Michigan, taking a firsthand look at what he says is the good being done by the billions in federal Recovery Act dollars sent to this hard-hit state. The Democratic vice president was in the Saginaw area Tuesday, dispatched by President Barack Obama to defend the economic stimulus plan on its first anniversary. Biden checked out a jobs training program at Delta College and later was to tour a small business and a solar factory, all of which received stimulus cash. The Michigan governor's office says $10.6 billion in Recovery Act funding has been invested in the state. Biden on Wednesday is to give Obama a report assessing the effects of the $787 billion stimulus. Republicans say the deficit-spending program has failed. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)