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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

Daily Record (Maryland) - O'Malley: Stimulus will help Marylanders keep health coverage

Maryland will use $1.5 billion in federal stimulus money to shore up the state's health care system, allowing thousands of newly insured residents to keep their coverage, Gov. Martin O'Malley said Monday.

The health care money constitutes the largest portion of Maryland's $3.9 billion boost from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, and the state expects it to save or create thousands of jobs in the industry, provide preventive care, address the needs of underserved children and support community clinics… [3/23/09]

Birmingham Times (Alabama) - Stimulus money to spare 3,800 teacher jobs in Alabama

About 3,800 teacher positions will be spared with the $1 billion in federal stimulus money Alabama's education budget will receive over the next two years, state Superintendent Joe Morton said Monday…

The state education budget will receive a little more than $1 billion over the next two years to be used to prevent layoffs, improve poor schools, update technology and expand special education programs… [3/24/09]

Wall Street Journal - After Voting No, Republicans Tout Funds

Republicans railed against the Democrats' massive economic-stimulus and spending bills as fiscally irresponsible, but some GOP lawmakers are taking credit for projects in their own districts funded by the measures… [3/21/09]

East Valley Tribune (Arizona) - Stimulus funds to boost unemployment benefits

More than 70,000 Arizonans who have lost their jobs will be getting an extra $25 a week. Gov. Jan Brewer has agreed to accept extra funds for unemployment benefits made available to the state as part of the federal stimulus package… [3/23/09]

KTVL Channel 10 (Oregon) - Stimulus Dollars Already at Work in Southern Oregon

The National Forest Service is getting $1.5 billion in stimulus money. They awarded $3 million of that in Oregon contracts Monday and those local recipients aren't wasting any time pumping that money back into the economy.

They say it's a win-win. Forests get cleaned up to prevent wildfires and able bodies get back to work… [3/23/09]

The Bulletin (Pennsylvania) - Stimulus 'Green Jobs' Money Flowing

Gov. Ed Rendell, D, yesterday signed two letters allowing Pennsylvania to access roughly $366 million from the federal “economic stimulus” for “green-collar” job creation… [3/24/09]

Rome Sentinel (New York) - Rome lab, VA clinic get $2M shot in the arm

Nearly $2 million in federal stimulus money will pay for improvements at the Air Force Research Laboratory and veterans outpatient clinic in Griffiss business park…

The Lab is getting $881,000 for logistics facility roof repairs, according to Rep. Michael A. Arcuri, D-24, Utica. The lab, which operates in several buildings on the former Air Force base, has about 670 civilian and 60 military employees, plus approximately 520 non-government civilians working on site under Air Force contracts… [3/23/09]