When Scott Severs learned about the federal stimulus checks, he was excited at first.
Then he wondered whether he truly needed the help.
Severs works as a natural resources technician for Longmont, Colo., and his wife Julie Bartlett is a federal contractor.
The city, his employer, is expecting a major drop in revenue this year because of the anticipated drop in taxes from income, payroll and sales. Still, for now, both he and his wife have jobs and their paychecks have been coming in.