Statesman – Legal aid dollars have multiplier effect

Providing legal aid to the poor provides a “sizable” economic stimulus that more than repays the investment, a study by the Perryman Group concludes.

According to a summary released this week by the Waco research firm:

• Every dollar spent on legal aid generates $7.42 in total spending and $2.20 in personal income.

• Current levels of legal aid spending adds 3,171 jobs, $220 million in product output and $458 million in spending to the Texas economy.

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