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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan


The State (SC) - Sanford rejects federal funding, S.C. lawmakers will bypass him, accept disputed money
…The governor said he will not accept $700 million in federal aid for state budgets unless South Carolina can use the money to pay off retirement, health care costs and other debts -- making him the nations' first governor to specifically reject portions of the federal aid.

Sanford's announcement came the same day as new unemployment data showed the state with the nation's second-highest jobless rate, at 10.4 percent… [3/12/09]

Arizona Republic - Gordon touts projects, jobs aided by stimulus
With his city mired in the economic recession, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon conveyed a message of hope during his State of the City address Wednesday, saying more than $100 million from the federal stimulus package has begun to flow to city projects and to help create jobs… [3/12/09]

Philadelphia Inquirer: Education stimulus spending outlined

Under Gov. Rendell's proposal for spending federal education stimulus money, Philadelphia schools would stand to get $361 million in additional funding next school year, and suburban districts would get a total of $88 million in new funding…

About a third of that money would go directly to a handful of programs targeted to low-income students and special education…[3/12/09]