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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

Baltimore Business Journal (Maryland) - Maryland law will allow state to put stimulus cash toward electronic health records

Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign legislation Tuesday that provides incentives for health care organizations to implement electronic health records.

House Bill 706 allows the state to make use of federal stimulus dollars available for electronic health records and coordinate those efforts with the state's own plan to create a state wide health information exchange… [5/15/09]

Modesto Bee (California) - Stanislaus County roads receive funds

…“This is economic power in action. We're putting people back to work and building better roads, bridges and transit for California,” said California Department of Transportation Director Will Kempton… [5/15/09]

Minnesota Public Radio - Energy tax credit helping boost business for Minn. window makers

…Andersen Windows and Doors did lay off more than 500 of it 11,000 plus employees earlier this year.

But spokeswoman Maureen McDonough said they've all been called back to work. McDonough said the workers are back earlier than expected thanks, in part, to the energy tax credits.

'It's been difficult to track exactly the impact, but we've seen more activity,' said McDonough. 'We've seen homeowners who are very interested in getting that tax credit.' … [5/15/09]

Buffalo News (New York) - Stimulus funds to help unemployment insurance

New York State is getting $137.6 million in federal stimulus funds to upgrade its unemployment insurance program, which could lead to some newly jobless workers qualifying for larger benefits, officials said Thursday… [5/15/09]