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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

  • Congressional Republicans threaten to take us back to the failed policies that created the economic crisis -- doing the bidding of the special interests: Wall Street banks, credit card companies, Big Oil, and insurance companies - and getting rewarded by their corporate friends.
  • These extreme Republican economic and fiscal policies created the Bush Recession -- the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression , with job losses of nearly 800,000 a month -- and nearly doubled our national debt. 
  • Democrats in Congress will continue to address the major issues confronting our nation and take America in a New Direction - creating good American jobs, the lowest taxes in 60 years for the middle class and small businesses, closing tax loopholes that send jobs overseas, and building a strong new foundation for the American economy.

WAVE NBC-3 (Kentucky) - Summer jobs program seeks employers

Across Kentucky, federal stimulus money will help pay for 10,000 summer jobs for disadvantage youth and adults. In Kentuckiana, the money will be used for 700 to 800 jobs for 16 to 24 year olds. [6/8/10]

Athens Banner-Herald (Georgia) - Stimulus Grant gets local kids into paying summer jobs

…the Georgia Summer Teen Partnership, a needs-based work program supported by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus funds and designed to help teens ages 14-18 who come from low-income families.

About 920 students throughout the 12-county Northeast Georgia region will find or start jobs at nonprofits and small businesses this month. [6/8/10]

Holtville Tribune/ Imperial Valley Weekly-Chronicle (California) - Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds More Than $19 Million In Recovery Act Funds For Regional National Emergency Grant

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today applauded that more than $19 million in Regional Federal National Emergency Grant (NEG) funds will be directed toward assisting more than 31,000 total workers from six counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Solano and Stanislaus) who have been affected by to the plant shutdown.

Thanks to this much-needed Recovery Act funding, we can provide emergency assistance to those impacted by the NUMMI factory closure,” said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This grant will leverage Wagner-Peyser, TAA and local Workforce Investment Area resources to provide a variety of purposes: outreach, recruiting,  testing, assessment, transferable skills analysis, resume writing, job search workshops, job clubs, basic/remedial education, individual employment plans, career counseling, job placement, on-the-job training, classroom training, occupational or vocational skills training, marketing, in-depth supportive services, stress counseling, post placement follow-up, and other services as deemed necessary. [6/7/10]

The Modesto Bee (California) - Elk Grove school district gets money to train low-income jobless residents [DISTRICTS MENTIONED: Doris Matsui (CA-5) and R-Dan Lungren (CA-3): Voted NO on Recovery Act]

The Elk Grove Unified School District will receive $459,310 in federal stimulus funds to develop programs to train low-income, unemployed and underskilled residents for jobs in health care, information technology and alternative energy.

The school district was one of five agencies in California and the only one in Sacramento County to receive this grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. [6/9/10]

Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio) - Weatherization project moves ahead

Ohio's progress at weatherizing the homes of low-income people has triggered the release of more money for the project.

As of April 30, the state had weatherized 11,688 homes using money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday.

The state was allotted $266.7 million for its Home Weatherization Assistance Program, but initially it had access to only half of that money. By reaching the 30 percent mark and meeting other accountability and reporting requirements, it earned access to the rest…

In Ohio, more than 1,310 workers were employed by state and local weatherization providers during the first three months of 2010, the state says. [6/9/10]

The Charleston Gazette (West Virginia) - New center to help computerize medical records

Federal stimulus money will make it easier for health-care providers in West Virginia to computerize patients' medical records…

Eventually, officials hope electronic health record systems will lower costs and improve care for West Virginians, especially in rural areas…

State officials say the $6 million in federal funds will help 1,000 primary-care providers modernize their patient record systems. [6/8/10]

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