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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | January 15, 2009
ANNAPOLIS -- Roads and building projects have been stalled across Maryland because of a lack of money, and Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr. said officials are considering using federal stimulus money to jump-start projects that are ready to go. President-elect Barack Obama has said he will push Congress to approve an $850 billion stimulus package. However, Maryland lawmakers do not know how much they will receive, or when they will find out, leaving some uncertainty in approving the state's budget.
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NEWS
February 4, 2009
Dear Sen. Mikulski: I am watching with great interest this week's debate over Barack Obama's zillion-dollar economic stimulus package, and I only have one question. Now don't worry, I'm not going to bust your chops for relying on those witch doctors we know as "economists. " Hey, did your hear this one? Shepherd is driving his massive flock of sheep across a rural Scottish road and a dude drives up in a car. Rather than being perturbed at the delay, he gets out and appraises the herd.
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By MARLO BARNHART | April 6, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Debbie Hilliard and the staff at the Walnut Street Community Health Center are rejoicing in the news they will be receiving $155,648 in federal funds -- enough to hire a new family practice physician and two support personnel. There was joy in Hancock, too, where the Tri-State Community Health Center has pulled in $276,539 for its facilities in Hancock, Cumberland, Md., and McConnellsburg, Pa. Both awards were announced recently by U.S. Sens Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrats.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | March 11, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Franklin County, Pa., schools are poised to receive $10.2 million of federal stimulus money, according to figures released Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed by President Obama on Feb. 17, included $2.6 billion for Pennsylvania schools. The state divided the money into categories, providing money for programs affecting economically disadvantaged students, education of special needs students and technology improvements.
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March 28, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Shenandoah Valley Medical Systems Inc. is expected to receive $368,060 in federal stimulus funding for community health center services, U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd's office announced Friday. Shenandoah Valley Medical Systems, which is at 99 Tavern Road in Martinsburg, is one of 29 health centers in West Virginia that will receive a total of nearly $7 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to a press release from Byrd's office. "Boldly addressing our nation's health-care issues must be a key component of any strategy for long-term economic growth and prosperity," said Byrd, D-West Virginia.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | May 13, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Maryland's current economic trouble will pale in comparison to the pain felt if state officials do not properly manage an influx of federal stimulus money, Washington County lawmakers said Wednesday. Members of the county's delegation to Annapolis predicted even deeper cuts next year by the General Assembly if the economy does not rebound significantly. "I would describe the budget that we passed this year as lean, but not mean," said Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington.
NEWS
February 13, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democrats muscled a huge, $787 billion stimulus bill through Congress late Friday night in hopes of combating the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Republican opposition was nearly unanimous. The Senate approved the measure 60-38 with three GOP moderates providing crucial support. Hours earlier, the House vote was 246-183, with all Republicans opposed to the package of tax cuts and federal spending that Obama has made the centerpiece of his plan for economic recovery.
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By HEATHER KEELS | June 24, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- With waiting lists for Section 8 and public housing growing ever-longer, short-term rental assistance programs can mean the difference between a modest home and life on the streets for many Washington County residents, Community Action Council (CAC) Deputy Director Sherry L. Neil said. CAC expects to be able to extend that assistance to an additional 20 to 25 families in the coming months with the help of about $40,000 in federal stimulus funds as part of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, Neil said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 25, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A comprehensive retrofit of Essroc's quarrying and cement-making operations just outside of Martinsburg is expected to be substantially completed by the end of the year at a cost of more than $500 million, company officials said this month. The Nazareth, Pa.-based company's investment, crowned perhaps by a 500-foot steel tower that is poking ever higher into the city's southern skyline off South Queen Street and Apple Harvest Drive, has received significant financial support from the West Virginia Economic Development Authority (WVEDA)
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