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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

CNN - $1 billion a day for stimulus

The federal government has made available more than $75 billion for stimulus projects in the 10 weeks since President Obama signed the $787 billion recovery package into law…

The Obama administration says it is satisfied with the pace of spending and should meet its goal of making 70% of the funds available by September 2010. So far, about 15% has been committed… [4/27/09]

New York Times - An Indiana Town Appreciates Obama, and That Stimulus Cash, Too

…As Mr. Obama's presidency approaches 100 days, an arbitrary but inescapable milestone for first assessments, he is touching Americans' lives in concrete ways. In the process, he is producing what polls suggest is an improving, if still wary, sense of national optimism despite persistent economic and national security challenges.

The flood of federal money Mr. Obama has sent coursing through the economy offers a chance to begin addressing deeply rooted problems in cities like this one, a once-proud automaking center that is a study in deindustrialization… [4/27/09]

Union Leader (New Hampshire) - Stimulus funding reaches many parts of NH

Federal dollars continue to flow into New Hampshire from the economic stimulus package, for projects as diverse as job training for laid-off workers, school lunch equipment and watershed protection… [4/26/09]

Fort Collins Coloradoan (Colorado) - Seniors stimulus checks to inject $10M in county

More than 40,000 Larimer County residents will be getting $250 in the next four weeks as part of the federal stimulus package approved earlier this year.

The payments to recipients of Social Security, railroad retirement, veterans' disability and Supplemental Security Income will be delivered throughout May and potentially could inject more than $10 million into the Larimer County economy… [4/26/09]

Dayton Daily News (Ohio) - 2 state agencies to create conservation work corps

The state's departments of natural resources and jobs and family services have agreed on a joint program to put a dent in the state's record high unemployment and make progress fixing its severely deteriorating parks…

Funding comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that President Obama signed into law in February… [4/24/09]

Lower Hudson Journal News (New York) - Community health clinics catch a lifeline

Federal dollars meant to revive an ailing economy are also being used to improve the health of Lower Hudson Valley residents who rely on neighborhood clinics for care.

Nearly $4 million in economic stimulus money has already started to flow to public health centers in Westchester and Rockland - with more on the way… [4/27/09]

Triangle Business Journal (North Carolina) - Feds pour stimulus funds into Triangle wastewater projects

Raleigh, Roxboro, Mebane and Moore County are among the 36 communities statewide that will share $46 million in federal stimulus money distributed to fund a variety of wastewater and sewer projects.

The administration of Gov. Beverly Purdue announced the projects April 24, explaining they are being funded from the first round of federal stimulus dollars coming into the state… [4/27/09]

Kansas City Star (Kansas) - Stimulus money ready to roll for KS highway projects

The Sunflower State's first stimulus-funded transportation project has been awarded to a contractor, and at a cost that's much less than estimated…

“The K-61 expansion is one of five stimulus projects in Kansas that will help create thousands of jobs, enhance motorist safety and support economic development,” said Jerry Younger, deputy secretary of the state's Dept. of Transportation in a KDOT statement… [4/27/09]