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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

KARK Channel 4 (Arkansas) - Millions for Needy, Disabled Students in Arkansas

More than 116-million dollars in federal stimulus money is on the way to help Arkansas maintain programs for low-income and disabled students.

The funds also are expected to help in retaining teaching jobs… [4/2/09]

News Courier (Alabama) - Workers to see more on checks

Effective April 1, workers earning less than $95,000 a year will have less federal tax withheld from their paychecks -- up to $44 a month for a single tax filer and up to $89 a month for joint filers.
That is just one of the benefits of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, which lawmakers recently approved… [4/1/09]

Burlington County Times (Pennsylvania) - $1.5M of stimulus tagged for county jobs programs

The county Workforce Investment Board will receive about $1.5 million in federal stimulus funds for programs for youth, low-income adults and dislocated workers… [4/2/09]

Fresno Bee (California) - Food stamp recipients get help from stimulus

Thousands of Valley food stamp recipients will get a bump in benefits starting this month, thanks to federal stimulus money rolling into California. Help is also coming to food banks, which will be sent more eggs, cheese and other commodities.

With jobless rates climbing, the boost is coming just in time, advocates for low-income residents said… [4/1/09]

Latah Eagle (Idaho) - Economic stimulus money benefits older Idahoans

Older job seekers across the country soon will get a boost from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Obama on Feb 17. An additional $120 million will be injected this month into the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), the only existing federal program serving older workers.

'This is welcome news for many older job seekers in Idaho who, because of their current economic situation, need to re-enter the workforce,' said Teal Kinamun, business and community liaison for Experience Works, a nonprofit agency that operates the SCSEP in Idaho…

'We are not talking about people who need a little extra income to help pay for their hobbies,' said Kinamun. 'We are seeing people who need jobs to keep a roof over their heads, food on the table and medicine in the cabinet.'… [4/2/09]

Billings Gazette (Montana) - $80M in stimulus funds will build courthouse

The federal government plans to spend nearly $80 million to build a new federal courthouse in downtown Billings, and the money is all coming from the recently passed stimulus bill…

A new courthouse is needed to replace the James F. Battin Federal Courthouse, which has asbestos problems and may be torn down or sold… [4/1/09]

The State (South Carolina) - Rally urges Sanford to 'Take the money'

More than 1,000 teachers, college students and others converged on the State House Wednesday with a message for Gov. Mark Sanford: Take the $700 million in federal stimulus money.

Without it, an estimated 1,700 teachers, like Lisa Matthews, could lose their jobs, according to the state Department of Education… [4/2/09]