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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

Today, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the release of $44 billion for states and schools included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Click here to learn more about funding made available today in your state>>

Associated Press - Administration releases stimulus money for schools

The Obama administration has released the first round of school dollars from the economic stimulus package…

The administration made available half of the dollars for federal programs that fund kindergarten through 12th grade and special education. In addition, Duncan will provide applications for states to get money from a special fund to stabilize state and local budgets… [4/1/09]

Austin Post-Bulletin (Minnesota) - Paychecks rise as withholdings go down

Your paycheck probably just got bigger, and it's not an April Fools' Day joke.

April 1 is the deadline for companies to start withholding less of your income for taxes, in other words, giving you more of your own money. It's part of the 'Making Work Pay Tax Credit,' a federal effort to stimulate the economy by getting a little more spending money into the pockets of U.S. citizens…

'I think it will help us pay our daily bills,' said Sally Garry, of Austin. 'It will help pay for groceries definitely.' … [4/1/09]

USA TODAY - Stimulus-funded highway projects underway

The early federal stimulus money appears to be hitting its target, paying for new projects and creating jobs, according to a USA TODAY review of some of the first projects funded.

Most early spending is flowing, as planned, into 'shovel-ready' projects -- a new bridge over a Louisiana bayou, the widening of a mountain road in Colorado -- that wouldn't have occurred this year without stimulus money… [4/1/09]

Nevada Appeal - State to get $25 million from stimulus for job training

Nevada workforce training programs will get a $25 million infusion of cash from the federal stimulus package…

Director of Administration Andrew Clinger said the money is part of the stimulus unemployment funding and will come in three separate contracts to provide training to adults, young people and adults who have been “dislocated.” … [4/1/09]

Livingston Community News (Michigan) -  Stimulus projects announced for Livingston roads

The federal government will spend $8.5 million on seven Livingston County highway and road projects this year, as part of President Barack Obama's $787 billion federal economic stimulus program, known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act…

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed legislation Tuesday authorizing Michigan to spend $873 million of the federal recovery money on hundreds of road and transit projects that will create about 25,000 jobs… [4/1/09]

Southern Maryland News - Clinic saved by stimulus

Patients of a troubled medical clinic in Nanjemoy got a ray of hope last week in the form of $270,000 in federal funding to keep the office's doors open.

The grant, phttp://www.silive.com/news/advance/index.ssf?/bart of the recently passed federal stimulus package, will keep the clinic functioning for another two years, according to a spokesman for Greater Baden Medical Services, the clinic's parent organization. [4/1/09]

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