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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 -- siding with the special interests: Wall Street banks, credit card companies, Big Oil, and insurance companies.
  • 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. 

Nevada News Bureau - Department of Transportation Releases Information on Stimulus Projects

Stimulus funds will have created or saved 5,600 construction jobs by the end of the year, according to a press release issued yesterday by the Nevada Department of Transportation

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the release says, has provided about $201 million in funding for road construction in Nevada, and 90 percent of the funds have already been contracted out to construction companies.

The majority of the funds -- $134 million - have been allocated for work on state highways. [5/19/10]

Atlanta Business Chronicle (Georgia) - Stimulus money to fund teen jobs in Atlanta

The Georgia Department of Labor and the Georgia Department of Human Services will give Atlanta more than $3.3 million in stimulus money to create summer jobs for eligible teenagers between the ages of 14-18.

The funds will serve 1,050 teens this summer, the city said.

The money comes from nearly $34 million in federal American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funding set aside to pay for work experience opportunities for young people who qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) services. [5/19/10]

Philadelphia Business Journal (Pennsylvania) - Wage-subsidizing Way to Work Philadelphia! program under way [DISTRICTS MENTIONED: Robert Brady (PA-1) and Chaka Fattah (PA-2)]

Efforts to put thousands of unemployed Philadelphians in jobs got under way Wednesday with state approval to launch Way to Work Philadelphia!, a federal stimulus-funded program which subsidizes wages…

The state's approved a total of $61.1 million for the program ($51 million for adults and $10.1 million for youth), which will support summer employment for 9,000 youth, ages 14 to 18, and 5,000 adults.

Pennsylvania Way To Work aims to put 20,000 to work this summer statewide using $97.5 million in federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Emergency funds available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. [5/19/10]

Baltimore Business Journal (Maryland) - Hopkins Bayview wins $7M in stimulus funds for lab upgrades [DISTRICT MENTIONED: John Sarbanes (MD-3)]

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is the latest Baltimore-area health care organization to receive a sliver of a $1 billion chunk of federal stimulus money the Department of Health and Human Services has set aside to build, renovate and repair research laboratory facilities throughout the country.

Bayview, on the city's east side, will put the $7 million it was awarded from the National Institutes of Health toward the renovation of about 4,000 square feet of lab space used for cancer and brain research.

The project could create or maintain 78 construction-related jobs, according to a statement released by Bayview on Tuesday. [5/18/10]

The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio) - 1,800 new windows for biggest stimulus job [DISTRICT MENTIONED: R-Jean Schmidt (OH-2): Voted NO on Recovery Act]

Workers quietly began work this week on the region's largest stimulus project - a $34 million update of the John Weld Peck Federal Building in downtown Cincinnati.

It's the first visible indication of work on the stimulus-funded effort to overhaul the 46-year-old federal building over the next two and a half years. It's the largest single-site Recovery Act project in the region, expected to create 150 jobs, according to an Enquirer analysis of data from the U.S. Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. [5/19/10]

MSNBC - District Gets $2 Million To Solar Power New School [DISTRICT MENTIONED: R-Geoff Davis (KY-4): Voted NO on Recovery Act]

The Kenton County School District received a $2 million grant from the state of Kentucky to install solar panels at Turkey Foot Middle School.

The money, which came from the federal stimulus fund, is expected to create a dozen jobs for a couple of months while installation takes place.

…the district hopes that the energy cost savings, estimated to be $70,000 a year, will allow the district to hire more teachers or make more improvements in the future. [5/19/10]

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