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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

KCRG Channel 9 (Iowa) - Stimulus Funds Hold off UI Furloughs, Pay Cuts

In a budget update to faculty and staff Tuesday morning, University of Iowa President Sally Mason said federal stimulus dollars will allow the UI to forestall any immediate furloughs or salary cuts that had been considered in recent months… [5/19/09]

KOCO Channel 5 (Oklahoma) - Food Stamp Requests Up In State

A record 463,000 people received food stamps in Oklahoma last month as the effects of the national recession played out across the state…

Benefits for people in that program rose 13.6 percent in April due to federal stimulus funds, which are expected to keep coming into next year.

'That's going to do a lot to feed a lot of kids over the next 12 to 18 months,' Johnson said… [5/19/09]

Arkansas News - Arkansas to get $1.45 million in stimulus for safety

Arkansas' congressional delegates announced Tuesday that $1.45 million in federal stimulus money is coming to Arkansas to purchase police cars, fire trucks and other safety equipment… [5/19/09]

Staunton News Leader (Virginia) - Service authority receives stimulus grant

… Awarded as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment (Stimulus) Act, the funding will go toward purchasing solar panels for about eight of 28 sewer lift stations and five of 11 wastewater treatment plants in the county. The solar panels will provide electricity for heating, lighting and/or running small pumps…

By reducing the reliance on electricity and utilizing the natural source of the sun, electrical consumption can be reduced, which in turn reduces the expenses borne by ACSA utility rate-payers… [5/19/09]

Oak Ridger (Tennessee) - DOE hires 87 new workers thanks to stimulus act

The Department of Energy announced today that 87 new employees have reported to work at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center as a result of jobs being created with funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding, also known as the stimulus act.

'Recovery Act funding is providing us with a tremendous opportunity to hire new workers who are committed to the Oak Ridge TRU project and the important environmental cleanup work we are doing here in Tennessee,' said Gerald Boyd, DOE's Oak Ridge Office manager, in a news release… [5/19/09]