Posts Tagged ‘ARRA’

Biden: Taxpayers well-served by stimulus

by Published: February 17,2010

Tags: ARRA, recession, stimulus, White House

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden asserted in an interview today that taxpayers have “gotten their money’s worth” out of the $787 billion stimulus program that Congress passed during the depths of the recession. In an interview broadcast on CBS’s “The Early Show,” Biden defended the program against accusations by Republicans critics that it hasn’t […] [...]

White House defending stimulus spending

by Published: February 16,2010

Tags: ARRA, jobs, recession, stimulus, unemployment, White House

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, defending his economic stimulus plan on its first anniversary, is dispatching his Cabinet across the country to try to calm an anxious public as Democrats head into potentially devastating midterm elections. A weeklong push to highlight the stimulus program’s first year was starting with a Tuesday trip by Vice President […] [...]

Road projects get stimulus money

ABERDEEN and AMORY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has authorized the expenditure of federal stimulus dollars to fund roadway improvements in the cities of Amory and Aberdeen. During its January meeting, the Mississippi Transportation Commission approved the low bid of $291,418 submitted by Falcon Contracting Company Inc. to mill and overlay Waterway Drive […] [...]

AASHTO releases report on stimulus

A new report — “Projects and Paychecks: a One-Year Report on State Transportation Successes under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” — finds that more than 280,000 jobs were created and more than 12,250 transportation projects are underway as a result of the jobs bill signed into law one year ago. The comprehensive study, released […] [...]

CARS program’s salvage period extended

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week expanded by 90 days the amount of time salvage yards have to harvest and reuse non-engine components under the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) program. Engines were required to be permanently disabled for environmental reasons. Under the new rule, disposal facilities now have a […] [...]

Broadband funds not coming here

Vice President Biden yesterday kicked off $7.2 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act broadband grant and loan programs, of which $2 billion will be made available on a rolling basis over the next 75 days to bring high-speed Internet to communities that currently have little or no access to the technology. At an event […] [...]

Public Service Commission getting ARRA funds

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) will receive $824,901 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, according to Congressman Travis Childers (D-Miss.). This funding is part of the ARRA’s investment in state PSCs to help create jobs, improve training and increase energy efficiency. With this ARRA funding, the PSC will create and […] [...]

First ARRA/WPCRLF funds released

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced that four communities have been approved for subsidized low-interest loans for wastewater infrastructure improvements. The funding is being made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund Program (WPCRLF) administered by MDEQ. These are the first […] [...]

Treasury gives stimulus update

by Published: September 14,2009

Tags: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ARRA, stimulus

Washington – As part of an effort to highlight the success of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) in revitalizing communities across the country, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has released a report providing data on Treasury program funding. The report, issued around the 200-day anniversary of the Recovery Act, details funds […] [...]

FTA beats ARRA deadline

Washington – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has achieved a crucial milestone. It beat the Sept. 1 deadline to provide all states and local communities 50 percent of their American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) transit formula dollars. In fact, FTA provided nearly 90 percent of its $7.5-billion […] [...]

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