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The links below focus on stimulus news related to Texas, as well as the national impact of federal stimulus funds.

December 2009


Stimulus funds frustrate schools
12/30/2009 - The Victoria Advocate

Work on DFW airport runway starts next month
12/30/2009 -The Associated Press (via The Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

The coming wave of smart grids, smart energy and smart appliances
12/30/2009 - E-Commerce Times

Energy efficiency to pay off more
12/29/2009 - The San Antonio Express-News

Metro areas get chunk of rural stimulus aid
12/27/2009 - The USA Today

Thousands may incorrectly be using stimulus tax breaks
12/22/2009 - The New York Times

County gets dam repairs courtesy of stimulus funding
12/22/2009 - Corsicana Daily Sun

Study: Schools face shortfalls after stimulus ends
12/22/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Home sales surge 7.4% in November, on federal tax credit
12/22/2009 - The USA Today

COBRA health coverage, subsidies expanded
12/22/2009 - The USA Today

Year-end car shopping includes stimulus tax credit
12/21/2009 - The Houston Chronicle

Texas agency slow to spend stimulus funds to weatherize homes
12/20/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Alexander Hamilton home moved, restored with stimulus funds
12/20/2009 - San Antonio Express-News (via Bloomberg)

California stimulus czar falling short of expectations
12/18/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

$7.4 billion in stimulus projects to extend broadband to poor and rural ["middle mile"] areas
12/18/2009 - The Washington Post

FCC issues proposals to meet national broadband plan
12/17/2009 - The Washington Post

Teachers union raps Florida stimulus application
12/17/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Biden kicks off $7.2 billion Recovery Act broadband program
12/17/2009 - U.S. Department of Agriculture

White House outlines next six months of stimulus efforts
12/16/2009 - ABC News

Stimulus II: Congress ponders aid for cash-strapped states
12/16/2009 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

House passes $174 billion jobs bill
12/16/2009 - Associated Press (via The New York Times)

White House readying $5 billion in green tax credits
12/16/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Green builders awaiting the green
12/16/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Application materials for TX Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program now available
12/15/2009 - State Energy Conservation Office (SECO)

Stimulus mistakes will be corrected faster
12/15/2009 - The Washington Post

Stimulus board tries 'logic checks' to catch errors
12/15/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

A bounty of stimulus money is not what it appears
12/15/2009 - The New York Times

TX Comptroller Susan Combs announces federal stimulus Appliance Rebate Program
12/11/2009 - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

States, locals have spent a quarter of stimulus funds
12/11/2009 - Stateline.org

Plano symphony orchestra gets stimulus funds
12/10/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Transportation secretary: Ban lobbyists, earmarks in second stimulus
12/10/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

DFW Connector highway project to begin in February
12/09/2009 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Obama to give $600 million to health centers
12/09/2009 - ABC News

Obama pushes new job stimulus
12/09/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Texas Solar Power earns $180,000 in stimulus contracts
12/08/2009 - Austin Business Journal

Obama proposes job creation program
12/08/2009 - The Washington Post

Obama focuses on jobs, infrastructure, energy rebates
12/08/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Energy Department tightens reins on weatherization money
12/07/2009 - USA Today

States vie for $69 billion in infrastructure funding
12/07/2009 - The Washington Times

Federal money set to flow to renewable energy projects
12/05/2009 - The Houston Chronicle

U.S. Rep wants federal stimulus to help Dallas levees
12/05/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Clean coal project funded for Permian Basin
12/04/2009 - The Odessa American

Unexpected drop in jobless rate sparks optimism
12/04/2009 - Associated Press (via The Austin American-Statesman)

Inspectors to review stimulus-data errors
12/04/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Job summit underscores dilemma
12/04/2009 - The Washington Post

Obama: Don't expect additional stimulus spending from the feds
12/03/2009 - USA Today

Odessa, power company await word on $350 million grant
12/03/2009 - Associated Press (via The San Antonio Express-News)

Stimulus is boon for D.C. area contractors
12/03/2009 - The Washington Post

Administration targets job puzzle
12/03/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

House transport panel head seeks $69 billion in new spending
12/02/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Obama administration weighs incentives for home improvements
12/01/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Report boosts Democrats' second U.S. stimulus bill
12/01/2009 - Reuters.com

White House, GOP spar on stimulus
12/01/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Laid-off workers face expiration of health benefit
12/01/2009 - Associated Press (via The New York Times)

Transportation secretary hails [stimulus-funded] Woodall Rodgers deck park
12/01/2009 - The Dallas Morning News


November 2009


Transportation boss advises prioritizing requests
11/30/2009 - San Antonio Express-News

Congressional Budget Office: 600,000 to 1.6 million employed by stimulus
11/30/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Dallas considers downtown, Oak Cliff trolley routes
11/27/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Area school districts differ on use of federal stimulus
11/26/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Funds may make Kerr County courthouse more energy efficient
11/25/2009 - The Kerrville Daily Times

Austin's Pecan Street Project lands $10.4 million grant
11/25/2009 - The Austin American-Statesman

Recovery board stands pat on stimulus jobs
11/24/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Solar energy brings a ray of hope to the Rust Belt
11/23/2009 - The Los Angeles Times

Home sales in October rose to a 2-year high
11/23/2009 - The New York Times

New consensus sees stimulus package as worthy step
11/20/2009 - The New York Times

White House's job creation claim comes under renewed fire after more doubts arise
11/20/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

One million stimulus jobs? House panel investigates
11/20/2009 - The Los Angeles Times

Stimulus-jobs tally in doubt
11/20/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

GAO warns that stimulus jobs data could contain inaccuracies
11/20/2009 - The Washington Post

Errors on government Web site makes it difficult to track stimulus money
11/19/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Stimulus watch: did White House overplay job data?
11/19/2009 - The Associated Press (via the The Washington Post)

Dallas investor, Chinese partners propose U.S. wind turbine plant
11/18/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Task force to take up financial fraud cases
11/18/2009 - The Washington Post

Recovery board chairman: We can't certify jobs data at Recovery.gov
11/18/2009 - ABC News

GAO: $7.2 billion broadband program risks waste and fraud
11/17/2009 - The Los Angeles Times

Kerrville schools put stimulus funds towards Smart Boards
11/17/2009 - Kerrville Daily Times

Creating job creation? Lawmakers question stimulus claims
11/17/2009 - ABC News

Grifters cash in on stimulus aid
11/17/2009 - USA Today

Wext Texas town to get $8.6 million rail park development
11/16/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Administration slashes 60,000 jobs from recent stimulus reports
11/16/2009 - ABC News

Millions will have to repay part of tax credit
11/16/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Billions for Michigan, but where are the jobs?
11/15/2009 - The Detroit Free Press

Obama stimulus job count under new criticism
11/13/2009 - ABC News

UT Southwestern given $42 million for research
11/13/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Texas may pay price for school overhaul stance
11/13/2009 - The Houston Chronicle

Stimulus to reward states that overhaul school systems
11/12/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Despite monitoring, 'dubious' stimulus spending seen
11/11/2009 - USA Today

Streamlined broadband grant process promised
11/11/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

States compete for federal school dollars
11/10/2009 - The New York Times

Difficult state budget could be coming
11/10/2009 - San Antonio Express-News

Stimulus jobs count overinflated in Colorado
11/10/2009 - The Denver Post

Drop in energy investment could hurt economic recovery
11/10/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Strings attached to stimulus dollars for schools
11/09/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Painting a street green hasn't stimulated one new job
11/07/2009 - The Washington Post

Federal stimulus spokesman defends Web site
11/06/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

'Clunker' trades most popular for pick-up trucks
11/05/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Senator: No stimulus money for Texas-China wind project
11/05/2009 - The Associated Press (via The Washington Post)

Senate expands homebuyer tax credits, extends jobless benefits
11/05/2009 - USA Today

Reports show conflicting number of jobs attributed to stimulus money
11/05/2009 - The New York Times

Texas stimulus impact report counted summer jobs, had errors
11/04/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

White House tally appears to overstate jobs
11/04/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Salary raise counted as saved job
11/04/2009 - The Associated Press (via The New York Times)

Analysis finds stimulus confusion
11/03/2009 - USA Today

Transparency watch: Evaluating stimulus reporting
11/02/2009 - Education Week

As jobs vanish, factory towns slow to see stimulus
11/02/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

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October 2009


Jobs created with stimulus funds lag in Texas
10/31/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

More Than $150 Million Ready for Energy Retrofits in Texas Public Buildings
10/30/2009 - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Chinese-made turbines to fill Texas wind farm
10/30/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Schools are where the stimulus saved jobs
10/30/2009 - The New York Times

White House data show 650,000 jobs from stimulus
10/30/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Stimulus created/saved 650,000 jobs? There's no way to know for sure
10/30/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Stimulus fueled much of expansion
10/30/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Austin company joins $1.5 billion U.S.-Chinese wind venture
10/30/2009 - The Austin American-Statesman

Economy growing but recovery could be at risk
10/29/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Stimulus jobs in U.S. overstated by thousands
10/29/2009 - USA Today

Stimulus helps fill coffers for states
10/29/2009 - USA Today

Texas companies get in line for stimulus funds to expand broadband Internet access
10/29/2009 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Stimulus powers up 'smart grid' in Houston
10/28/2009 - The Houston Chronicle

Obama trumpets energy grants
10/28/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Complete list of 'smart grid' awards (PDF, 164KB)
10/28/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Early reports: job gains signal stimulus impact
10/28/2009 - USA Today

Smart grid gets multibillion-dollar injection
10/27/2009 - CNET News

Home-buyer tax credit tempts tax cheats
10/23/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Lots of stimulus money — and concerns about where to put it to work
10/22/2009 - The New York Times

White House economist: Impact of stimulus will level off next year
10/22/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Congress scrutinizes problems in homebuyer credit
10/22/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Thinking solar? It's never been cheaper
10/22/2009 - The Associated Press (via San Antonio Express-News)

A bail out for golf cars?
10/21/2009 - ABC News

Like it or not, here comes more stimulus
10/21/2009 - CNNMoney.com

Wind industry uses federal grants to add capacity
10/21/2009 - Associated Press (via San Antonio Express-News)

Finances of tax credit extension are questioned
10/21/2009 - The Associated Press (via The Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Is more help on the way for homebuyers?
10/20/2009 - ABC News

Small firms, homebuyers to get a boost
10/20/2009 - The Washington Post

Homebuyer credit is focus of inquiry
10/20/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

'Buy American' stimulus provision tops agenda at Dallas NAFTA meeting
10/19/2009 - The Associated Press (via The Dallas Morning News)

Is stimulus money being spent too fast?
10/19/2009 - ABC News

White House says stimulus saving education jobs
10/19/2009 - Reuters (via ABC News)

City learns fate of stimulus requests
10/18/2009 - Denton Record-Chronicle

Get ready for economic stimulus plan, part 2
10/18/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

The science of spending stimulus money wisely
10/17/2009 - The New York Times

1,100 Texas jobs pegged to stimulus
10/16/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Obama trumpets stimulus on New Orleans visit
10/16/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Job program found to miss many states that need it the most
10/15/2009 - The New York Times

$72,408 per stimulus job? White House says no
10/15/2009 - ABC News

Federal contractors report 30,000 stimulus jobs
10/15/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

U.S. warns elderly will not get benefits rise next year
10/15/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Cost concerns surface over home-buyer credit
10/15/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

States lag in recovery, report finds
10/14/2009 - The New York Times

Reports to provide clues on U.S. stimulus plan job creation
10/13/2009 - Reuters (via ABC News)

States work overtime to count stimulus jobs
10/13/2009 - The Associated Press (via The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Some states forgo signs on stimulus-funded roads
10/13/2009 - The New York Times

Stimulus: Creating jobs or not?
10/13/2009 - CNNMoney.com

Job data to show stimulus aided teachers, laborers
10/12/2009 -The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Time's running out on new car, homebuyer tax breaks
10/12/2009 - USA Today

Tough choices for feds giving out broadband money
10/11/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Businesses of all types roll out cash-for-clunkers-type trade-in deals
10/11/2009 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Harris County road not so shovel-ready after all
10/9/2009 - The Houston Chronicle

Calls increase to extend economic stimulus to help states
10/9/2009 - Stateline.org

Arlington school district approves plans for stimulus money
10/8/2009 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Turning to Wall Street to fund a new stimulus package
10/8/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Proposals to create jobs adds up to second stimulus
10/8/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Fort Worth about to be $6.7 million greener
10/8/2009 - DFW.com

UT Health Science Center reports $29 million in stimulus funds
10/8/2009 - San Antonio Express-News

Garland ISD to use $500,000 of stimulus funds on diversity training
10/8/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

$17 million from stimulus to help offset drop in private giving
10/7/2009 - The Houston Chronicle

A shot in the arm, not a kick in the pants
10/7/2009 - The New York Times

UT Health Science Center snags $5.2 million grant
10/6/2009 - San Antonio Express-News

Texas delegation wants stimulus money for NASA
10/5/2009 - The Houston Chronicle

Baggage sites, including San Antonio, get stimulus money
10/5/2009 - USA Today

Stimulus to fund technology for D-FW students
10/5/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Democrats weigh extending key parts of stimulus
10/3/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Report: States using stimulus to replace, not boost school aid
10/2/2009 - USA Today

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September 2009


Obama touts $5 billion in health science grants
9/30/2009 - The Los Angeles Times

$100 million in research grants thrill Medical Center
9/30/2009 - The Houston Chronicle

Buy American exemption deal in the works
9/30/2009 - CBC News Canada

Texas utilities' rejection of stimulus funds could lead to higher bills for customers
9/30/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Port San Antonio applies for stimulus funds
9/30/2009 - San Antonio Express-News

Works begins on national e-health record network
9/30/2009 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Demand soars for stimulus-backed facilities bonds
9/29/2009 - Education Week

City gets stimulus grants for housing, fire stations
9/29/2009 - San Antonio Express-News

Texas Comptroller Urges Small Cities and Counties to Take Advantage of Energy Saving Grants
9/28/2009 - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas ranks nearly last in getting stimulus funds
9/28/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Stimulus Funds Ready for Public Sector Renewable Energy Installations
9/25/2009 - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

New Recovery.gov goes live, key data to be released later
9/28/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Teens lack jobs despite stimulus effort
9/23/2009 - The New York Times

Texas wind-farm developer gets grant
9/22/2009 - The Abilene Reporter-News

San Antonio transit awarded money for electric buses
9/22/2009 - San Antonio Express-News

Stimulus Funds Ready for Transportation Efficiency Projects
9/18/2009 - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

On the lookout for stimulus fraud
9/18/2009 - The New York Times

Mobile classroom designed to educate Plano ISD parents
9/17/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

To count new stimulus jobs, help really wanted
9/16/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Fight in Congress looms on tax break for homebuyers
9/16/2009 - The New York Times

Potholes ahead on innovation fund
9/15/2009 - Education Week

Energy-efficient projects getting stimulus money
9/15/2009 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Pace of new stimulus spending slowed
9/14/2009 - USA Today

$100-million-plus broadband map runs into cost questions
9/14/2009 - USA Today

White House says stimulus efforts have saved, created 1M jobs
9/10/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Young workers given a chance
9/8/2009 - San Antonio Express-News

Burst of government spending complicates planning for small firms
9/8/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Schools aided by stimulus money still facing cuts
9/7/2009 - The New York Times

A federal windfall for special education
9/7/2009 - The Houston Chronicle

Is stimulus working for Central Texas?
9/6/2009 - The Austin American-Statesman

Why the stimulus is helping the economy but not Obama
9/4/2009 - Time

Federal courthouse finally breaks ground
9/3/2009 - The Austin American-Statesman

Stimulus grants rolling in for local higher ed
9/3/2009 - San Antonio Express-News

Stimulus tax relief: Who's feeling it
9/2/2009 - CNNmoney.com

U.S. economy gets lift from stimulus
9/2/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

South Texas wind farm wins $114 million in funding
9/2/2009 - San Antonio Express-News

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August 2009


Help is on the way for San Antonio's homeless
8/31/2009 - San Antonio Express-News

Clinics in Travis, Williamson counties get stimulus windfall
8/31/2009 - The Austin American-Statesman

Stimulus may be training your next hairstylist
8/30/2009 - San Antonio Express-News

Quiet part of stimulus succeeding
8/29/2009 - The Houston Chronicle

Requests for broadband money exceed amount available
8/28/2009 - USA Today

Texas highway projects get a boost from drop in construction costs
8/28/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

TxDOT prepares to fund additional mobility projects
8/27/2009 - Texas Department of Transportation

Nearly $300 million awarded for alternative fuels
8/26/2009 - U.S. Department of Energy

Railroad Commission gets $12 million for propane vehicles
8/26/2009 - Texas Railroad Commission

Oncor to apply for more stimulus money
8/26/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Texas inmates received stimulus checks in error
8/26/2009 - The Austin American Statesman

Building slump stretches stimulus money
8/26/2009 - USA Today

Secret process benefits pet projects
8/26/2009 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Texas requests about $1.8 billion for high-speed rail
8/25/2009 - Texas Department of Transportation

White House sharply increases deficit projections
8/25/2009 - The Washington Post

Latest in stimulus: 'Cash for refrigerators'
8/24/2009 - Business Week

Stimulus bonds to help build new Parkland Memorial Hospital
8/24/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Conference focuses on deficits, stimulus
8/24/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Lobbying intensifies to extend first-time homebuyer tax credit
8/23/2009 - The Los Angeles Times

Federal stimulus a windfall for Texas higher education
8/23/2009 - The Austin American-Statesman

More stimulus dollars for San Antonio River project
8/20/2009 - San Antonio Express-News

Government jobs have grown since recession
8/19/2009 - The New York Times

Economic stimulus for national parks working?
8/17/2009 - CNN.com

One person's boondoggle, another's necessity
8/17/2009 - The New York Times

Poll: 57% don't see stimulus working
8/17/2009 - USA Today

Broadband and the underserved
8/16/2009 - Business Week

DFW community colleges making wish lists for stimulus money
8/15/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Heavy lifting ahead for 'Race to the Top' applications
8/14/2009 - Education Week

Major carriers shun broadband stimulus
8/14/2009 - The Washington Post

U.S. funds sought to fix 'Dead Man's Corner' in Dallas
8/13/2009 - The Dallas Morning News

Loan program for small businesses off to slow start
8/12/2009 - The New York Times

Some states get share of stimulus faster
8/12/2009 - USA Today

Stimulus money for weatherization goes unspent
8/12/2009 - The Associated Press (via Times Record News)

States weigh in as feds prepare to spend billions on broadband
8/12/2009 - Stateline.org

U.S. enters recovery as stimulus refutes skeptics
8/12/2009 - Bloomberg.com

Stimulus funds bring relief to states, but what about 2010?
8/11/2009 - The Washington Post

Watchdog questions airport stimulus projects
8/10/2009 - The Austin American-Statesman

Small businesses chase big stimulus money
8/10/2009 - The Wall Street Journal

Overloaded charities get stimulus money
8/10/09 - The Austin American-Statesman

Telco companies to provide data for broadband map
8/8/09 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Most stimulus-targeted bridges in Texas are OK
8/6/09 - The Associated Press (via The Dallas Morning News)

Funds flow to electric cars
8/6/09 - The Wall Street Journal

Texas misses out on U.S. green vehicle initiative
8/6/09 - The Austin American-Statesman

Dallas mayor criticizes slow-moving federal stimulus plan
8/6/09 - The Dallas Morning News

Stimulus money will put more cops on Dallas streets
8/5/09 - The Dallas Morning News

New Braunfels gets nearly $100,000 in stimulus funds
8/5/09 - The Herald-Zeitung

Stimulus slow to flow to infrastructure
8/5/09 - The Wall Street Journal

$80 million sought for passenger rail plan
8/4/09 - San Antonio Express-News

Spending stimulus funds turns challenging in DFW
8/3/09 - The Dallas Morning News

Stimulus cash lifts states, localities
8/3/09 - USA Today

Dr. Doom sees double-dip recession risk
8/3/09 - The Wall Street Journal

White House points to economic revival
8/2/09 - The New York Times

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July 2009


Bad bridges passed up for stimulus cash
7/31/09 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Borrowing, stimulus boost TxDOT road plans
7/30/09 - The Austin American-Statesman

Stimulus law bolsters food bank offerings
7/29/09 - The New York Times

Plano to use stimulus funds to build unique U-turn
7/29/09 - The Dallas Morning News

Feds hand San Antonio cash to hire 50 more cops
7/29/09 - San Antonio Express News

Dallas firm fueling change to natural gas in corporate fleets
7/29/09 - The Dallas Morning News

Texas selects Connected Nation to do broadband map
7/27/09 - Texas Department of Agriculture

In Tennessee corner, stimulus meets New Deal
7/27/09 - The New York Times

Midwest governors push for high-speed rail network
7/27/09 - USA Today

Lawmakers dreading end of stimulus dollars
7/27/09 - Stateline.org

Lack of broadband internet frustrates some Central Texans
7/26/09 - The Waco Tribune-Herald

School budgets dip, class sizes grow
7/26/09 - The Associated Press (via MSNBC.com)

$2 billion in federal stabilization funds approved for Texas schools
7/24/09 - Texas Education Agency

A $4 billion push for better schools
7/24/09 - The Washington Post

Teachers' pay would be tied to test scores under Obama plan
7/24/09 - USA Today

NCSL: Texas relied most heavily on stimulus
7/23/09 - The Austin American-Statesman

Budget boss defends stimulus, sees joblessness up
7/22/09 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Texas contractors have healthy backlog of projects
7/22/09 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

San Antonio, McAllen, Kerrville airports to get stimulus funds
7/21/09 - San Antonio Express News

Foreign firms eye Obama rail plan
7/21/09 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Rice wins $11.1 million for physics building
7/20/09 - Rice University

Highway spending isn't the stimulus it was envisioned to be
7/20/09 - The Los Angeles Times

Stimulus watch: Neediest areas not first for money
7/19/09 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

Recovery.gov site maps stimulus spending
7/17/09 - Federal Computer Week

Stimulus spending faces red tape bottlenecks
7/17/09 - MSNBC.com

Stimulus Watch: No-bid contracts mean higher costs
7/17/09 - The Associated Press (via ABC News)

States awash in stimulus money to weatherize homes
7/16/09 - San Antonio Express-News

Schertz seeks federal funds for new fire station
7/16/09 - San Antonio Express-News

Warnings: Stimulus money could swamp agencies
7/15/09 - USA Today

Amtrak accused of hindering stimulus oversight
7/14/09 - USA Today

Who really profits from digital medical records?
7/14/09 - The Dallas Morning News

Texas seeks $2B in federal funds for fast trains
7/13/09 - The Dallas Morning News

Stimulus Funds Available for Public Sector Energy Improvements
7/13/09 - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas, New Mexico, Colorado seek high-speed rail funds
7/10/09 - San Antonio Express-News

Few economists favor more stimulus
7/10/09 - The Wall Street Journal

Cities lose out on road funds from federal stimulus
7/9/09 - The New York Times

Texas officials worry that deluge of stimulus funds might not go to quality projects
7/9/09 - The Dallas Morning News

Stimulus to aid state budget gaps
7/9/09 - The Wall Street Journal

U.S. GAO: States' and Localities' report on uses of stimulus funds (456K PDF)
7/8/09 - U.S. General Accounting Office

Report: States aren't using stimulus funds as intended
7/7/09 - USA Today

Calls grow to increase stimulus spending
7/6/09 - The Wall Street Journal

Stimulus pulls languishing road plans out of idle
7/5/09 - The Houston Chronicle

Job retraining may fall short of high hopes
7/5/09 - The New York Times

Texas' application for education stimulus funds (1.2 MB PDF)
7/2/09 - Governor's Office

Perry formally applies for $4B in stimulus money for education
7/2/09 - The Dallas Morning News

States get $2.7 billion in early stimulus aid
7/2/09 - Education Week

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June 2009


Marsh rescue project funded Galveston Bay wetlands getting a $5 million federal stimulus
6/30/09 - The Houston Chronicle

Oncor to request stimulus for smart meters
6/30/09 - The Dallas Morning News

HUD joins Recovery Act mapping effort
6/29/09 - Federal Computer Week

Obama adviser not ready to back a second stimulus
6/29/09 - The Houston Chronicle

The Summer of Their Discontent
6/25/09 - The Wall Street Journal

Biden: $19B in highway stimulus already set aside
6/25/09 - The Associated Press

Hospitals unwilling to share records could miss out on stimulus funds
6/24/09 - The Dallas Morning News

Construction to begin on Texas' first stimulus road project
6/23/09 - Texas Department of Transportation

State's community colleges banding together for stimulus dollars
6/23/09 - Austin Business Journal

Poll: Confidence in stimulus plan ebbs
6/23/09 - The Washington Post

U.S. to Rhode Island: Finance charter schools
6/23/09 - The Providence Journal

Mayors complain about stimulus spending
6/22/09 - Los Angeles Times

Tax credit for home purchase could rise
6/22/09 - USA Today

Duncan: States could lose out on stimulus cash
6/18/09 - USA Today

Sen. Coburn questions 100 stimulus projects
6/16/09 - The Associated Press

$25 check may cost some their food stamps
6/15/09 - The Associated Press

Education chief hopes stimulus will push standards
6/15/09 - USA Today

Mayors say cities need bigger cut of federal stimulus money
6/14/09 - The Providence Journal

Spending Stimulus Money Takes Money
6/12/09 - The Washington Post

Despite stimulus, schools feel budget pain
6/11/09 - Stateline.org

Obama wants to speed outflow of stimulus funds
6/9/09 - The Dallas Morning News

Additional $25 Per Week in Unemployment Benefits Tops $100 Million (32K PDF)
6/8/09 - Texas Workforce Press Release

L.A. County stimulus-fund jobs could be canceled out by state budget crisis
6/4/09 - The Los Angeles Post

Benefit spending soars to new high
6/3/09 - USA Today

Biden defends pace of stimulus spending
6/2/09 - The Associated Press

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May 2009


Stimulus projects bypass hard-hit states
5/28/09 - USA Today

States, Nonprofits Jockey for 'Weatherizing' Funds
5/28/09 - The Wall Street Journal

Police officers saved by stimulus may still lose jobs
5/26/09 - CNN.com

TWC Requests Federal Money in Response to Alcoa Plant Closure (24K PDF)
5/21/09 - Texas Workforce Press Release

Tracking Stimulus Spending May Not Be as Easy as Promised
5/21/09 - The Washington Post

Warning on Contractors
5/21/09 - The New York Times

Food stamp stimulus hits state economies
5/19/09 - Stateline.org

Dallas utility Oncor may test electric cars for Ford
5/13/09 - The Dallas Morning News

Stimulus Aid Trickles Out, but States Seek Quicker Relief
5/12/09 - The New York Times

States Can Use Stimulus Money to Track Their Stimulus Spending
5/12/09 - The Wall Street Journal

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April 2009


Tracking stimulus money is a click away
4/3/09 - KXAN Austin News

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March 2009


Austin granted $7 million to aid energy projects
3/27/09 - The Daily Texan

New comptroller site monitors Texas stimulus dollars
3/2/09 - Austin Business Journal


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