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Officials Give Vermont B+ For Stimulus Spending
Thursday, 05/03/12
By Ric Cengeri
Three years ago, in the midst of a severe recession, Congress passed the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. All told, more than $800 billion was allocated, and Vermont received $1 billion as part of the federal stimulus package.
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Act 250 and Vermont's Archeological Sites
Tuesday, 08/04/09
By Jane Lindholm
Changes to Vermont's development law, Act 250, have raised concerns about protecting the state's historically important sites.
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Burlington getting stimulus money for new buses
Monday, 06/22/09
The city of Burlington is getting new transit buses, thanks to the federal stimulus law.
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Chief recovery officer urges groups to work together
Thursday, 04/02/09
By Susan Keese
Vermont's chief recovery officer hopes to turn the $720 million economic stimulus dollars the state is slated to receive into a billion or more --  through successful bids for grants that will be awarded competitively.
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Stimulus will bring millions, 8,000 jobs
Wednesday, 02/18/09
When tax cuts are factored in, the value of the federal economic stimulus to Vermont could come to about $1.3 billion.
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Leahy, Sanders back stimulus plan; Vermont projected to get $374.9 million
Wednesday, 02/11/09
U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders of Vermont have voted for President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan, which would provide approximately $374.9 million in federal stimulus money to Vermont to help revive the sagging economy.
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White House offers estimate of more than 800,000 new jobs in 10 states from stimulus plan
Wednesday, 02/04/09
The White House says its economic stimulus plan would create more than 800,000 new jobs in 10 Eastern states.
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Leahy says stimulus package will create thousands of jobs
Wednesday, 01/28/09
By Bob Kinzel
Leahy's a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He says he fought to include a number of provisions in the package that are targeted to help rural states like Vermont.
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Vermont, New Hampshire to get federal stimulus money
Tuesday, 01/27/09
Vermont's congressional delegation is hoping tens of millions of dollars in public construction projects could get under way this spring to help revive the sagging economy.
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NH agencies reevaluate stimulus projects
Monday, 01/19/09
New Hampshire officials are scrambling back to their drawing boards now that they've gotten their first glimpse of Congress's proposed stimulus package.
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Vermont to receive $300 million from stimulus package
Monday, 05/05/08
In the coming weeks Vermonters are expected to receive about $300 million in cash from the U.S. Treasury as part of the national stimulus plan.
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Morning Newscast: April 30, 2008
Wednesday, 04/30/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Legislative leaders and the Douglas Administration agree on a number of steps to stimulate the Vermont economy. But lawmakers did not support a tax credit for businesses and a weekend tax holiday that the governor proposed. The Vermont has given its approval to legislation that bans the sale of baby toys that contain a group of chemicals known as  phthalates. 
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Governor, Legislature disagree on tax breaks for economic stimulus package
Tuesday, 04/29/08
By John Dillon
Democrats in the Legislature are eager to finish their work and adjourn by this weekend. Governor Jim Douglas is determined to win passage of a package that will stimulate the state's economy. He says with a little more effort, lawmakers can come up with a plan that he and they can support.
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Lawmakers move toward adjournment in Montpelier
Monday, 04/28/08
Vermont lawmakers shift into high gear this week, hoping to act on a number of items in time to adjourn their 2007-2008 session Friday or Saturday. Still awaiting their attention is a $214 million economic stimulus package proposed by Governor Jim Douglas.
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Pension fund investment plan hits snag in Montpelier
Wednesday, 04/23/08
Governor Jim Douglas' plan to invest state pension funds in the Vermont Housing Finance Authority is running into opposition.
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Legislative panel to review stimulus package
Wednesday, 04/23/08
Three days after Gov. Jim Douglas unveiled an economic stimulus package, the Legislature has set up a committee to review it and its and explore ways to strengthen Vermont's economy.
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Morning Newscast: April 21, 2008
Monday, 04/21/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Vermont lawmakers appear skeptical about Gov. Jim Douglas' economic stimulus package -- doubtful about its details and doubtful they can enact his ideas in the last couple of weeks of the legislative session; A fledgling high-speed Internet network comprised of 25-towns has been rejected for funding by the Vermont Telecommunications Authority...
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Lawmakers take dim view of Douglas stimulus plan
Monday, 04/21/08
Vermont lawmakers appear skeptical about Gov. Jim Douglas' economic stimulus package -- doubtful about its details and doubtful they can enact his ideas in the last couple of weeks of the legislative session.
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Morning Newscast: April 17, 2008
Thursday, 04/17/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: A list of nearly $40 million in budget cuts was presented to key lawmakers and the Douglas Administration. The group needs to select $25 million in reductions from the list in the next few days. Federal policymakers are hoping that consumers cut short the national recession by quickly spending their economic stimulus checks...
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Douglas to unveil $100 million stimulus package
Thursday, 04/17/08
The Douglas administration is working on an economic stimulus package worth more than $100 million. State officials would not release details about the economic recovery program but say it will be released next week.
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Group urges to spend stimulus money locally
Thursday, 04/17/08
By Ross Sneyd
Federal policymakers are hoping that consumers cut short the national recession by quickly spending their economic stimulus checks. A local group says the money can have an even bigger impact if Vermonters spend it at local businesses, farms or by donating it to area nonprofits.
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