The Federal stimulus bill for 2013 contained a $6.2 billion package for the state of California.
But the package was only $1.6 billion in total.
The package is only the second federal stimulus to hit a snag and was expected to be a major boost to California’s economy.
According to state economist Chris Armitage, the $6 billion is more than the amount that California received in the state’s last stimulus in 2016.
“It’s not as if we had a massive influx of people into the state,” he told ABC News.
“We did not have that kind of influx.
The amount of stimulus that we received in California is pretty modest compared to other states.”
However, Armitages criticism was not shared by many economists.
“That’s a good point, but I don’t think it’s fair to say that we’re going to spend that much in the economy,” said Steve Smith, professor of economics at the University of Michigan.
Smith said the $1 billion in stimulus will provide jobs for many, but not enough to fully offset the unemployment rate in the area.
“You know, we don’t have an unemployment rate anywhere near where it’s been in the last couple of years,” Smith said.
“There’s an argument to be made that this could have been a little bit more stimulus, and there’s also an argument that we could have done a little more, but it’s just a question of how much.”
Armitage explained the $2.9 billion package was part of a much larger package that included $637 billion in spending in the federal stimulus.
The money was allocated through the stimulus program, and was intended to help the economy recover from the recession.
The California government estimates that this spending will create jobs of about 300,000 people.
It is not yet known how many jobs are expected to come out of this package, although the number of jobs created could be in the hundreds of thousands.
Armitages office has not received a response from the governor’s office to this story.