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Michigan Business Review - Great Lakes Bay Region will be able to expand job-training efforts thanks to stimulus dollars

Federal stimulus money will greatly expand job training and re-training programs in the Great Lakes Bay Region this year…

'It's a big shot of money, and we have to program it responsibly,' said Edward Oberski, director of the regional jobs agency.

'It's going to put a lot more people into training than we could have otherwise,' Oberski said… [5/7/09]

My Fox Memphis (Tennessee) - $250 Checks for Seniors, Veterans in Ninth

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that starting tomorrow, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries in the 9th District will begin receiving $250 checks.

The one-time payments are part of H.R. 1, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which passed Congress and was signed by the President earlier this year, and will bring $24,550,000 to the 9th District… [5/6/09]

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Labor chief: Stimulus funds a major factor in state's recovery

Though federal stimulus money won't solve all of Georgia's problems, one agency is getting a major boost in financing water and energy projects.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said Wednesday that federal stimulus money will pay huge dividends in Georgia's economic recovery … [5/7/09]

WYTV Channel 33 (Pennsylvania) - Seniors to Receive Economic Recovery Payments

To help American seniors who are struggling to make ends meet during this recession, U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire (PA-04) announced that this week, the U.S. Treasury will begin sending millions of American seniors a one-time $250 economic recovery payment. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 64 million Social Security beneficiaries, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and disabled veterans will receive $250 checks to help them through this economic downturn… [5/6/09]

Warren Tribune Chronicle (Ohio) - Housing stimulus funds to boost energy efficiency

About $22 million in federal economic stimulus package money is coming to Ohio's 17th Congressional District to make houses more energy efficient…

The money is part of $266 million received by the state for improvements to low-income homes that will improve energy efficiency and lower energy costs. Distribution will begin in June and last three years… [5/7/09]

Asbury Park Press (New Jersey) - Teens did the math -- the stimulus package will work

Good news: The $787 billion federal stimulus package will work.

More good news: The team of students from High Technology High School in Middletown who spent 14 straight hours crunching the numbers to arrive at that conclusion won first place in a prestigious mathematics competition here Tuesday…

What he and his teammates found was that the stimulus plan will have the desired effect, generating an estimated 3.1 million jobs and gradually reducing the unemployment rate to 6.2 percent by 2012… [5/6/09]

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