federal stimulus http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Biden: Federal Stimulus Has Brought Jobs, Infrastructure To 'Heart Of America' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/biden-federal-stimulus-has-brought-jobs-infrastructure-heart-america <p>Vice President Joe Biden declared here Wednesday that the best cure for the nation's economic ills was to step up the transportation and construction spending that made America great.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:57:31 +0000 Jo Mannies 33839 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Biden: Federal Stimulus Has Brought Jobs, Infrastructure To 'Heart Of America' Arlington Grove Development Providing Much-Needed Housing In North City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arlington-grove-development-providing-much-needed-housing-north-city <p>A historic St. Louis School building has a new lease on life as a new development in north city’s 22<sup>nd</sup> Ward.</p><p>The Arlington School, designed by pioneering St. Louis Architect William Ittner was built in 1898.&nbsp; The school was closed in 1994 and fell into extreme disrepair.&nbsp; I filed a <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103329943">story for NPR</a> in 2009 about ten of Ittner's schools, including Arlington, which were facing uncertain futures.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:50:55 +0000 Adam Allington 5344 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arlington Grove Development Providing Much-Needed Housing In North City Stimulus help to states comes to a close http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stimulus-help-states-comes-close <p>A federal stimulus program to help stabilize state budgets is coming to a close tomorrow. The government provided some $90 billion in emergency funds to help state government get past collapsing tax revenues, and help pay for such services as education and health care. Now, states are having to slash spending.</p><p><a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/06/29/pm-stimulus-help-to-states-comes-to-a-close/">Adam Allington reports for Marketplace</a>, that states are bracing for some painfully difficult decisions. When it comes to making some budget cuts, their hands are tied.</p><p>Listen for the report tonight on <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/">Marketplace</a>, starting at 6 p.m.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:46:55 +0000 Adam Allington 1534 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stimulus help to states comes to a close All-night filibuster in Mo. Senate against federal stimulus funds ends http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/all-night-filibuster-mo-senate-against-federal-stimulus-funds-ends <p><strong>Updated 1:32 p.m. May 4:</strong></p><p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says the all-night filibuster in the Missouri Senate of a capital improvements bill containing federal stimulus funds was &quot;political theatrics.&quot;</p><p>McCaskill, a Democrat, says she understands that the four Republican Senators are trying to send a message to Washington, and that message has been received loud and clear.</p><p>&quot;The people that they&#39;re really filibustering against are the people of Missouri, because those projects that are funded are creating jobs,&quot; McCaskill said. &quot;Our economy is recovering and most importantly it&#39;s funding public education in Missouri.&quot;</p><p><strong>Updated:&nbsp;&nbsp;7:00 a.m. May 4:</strong></p><p>A group of four Republican senators have ended their all-night filibuster of a capital improvements bill that contains more than $465 million in federal stimulus funds.</p><p>They began blocking the bill Tuesday afternoon after their attempt to shrink the bill by $41 million was rebuffed by the Senate. Wed, 04 May 2011 03:17:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Julie Bierach 1170 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org All-night filibuster in Mo. Senate against federal stimulus funds ends Mo. lags in use of stimulus for energy projects http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lags-use-stimulus-energy-projects <p>Missouri is lagging in its use of federal stimulus money intended to make homes more energy efficient for low-income residents.</p><p>Missouri received nearly $129 million in home weatherization funds for low-income residents under the 2009 federal stimulus bill. As of the end of January, just $47 million of that had been spent. That amounts to 37 percent of the total.</p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:59:01 +0000 The Associated Press 723 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lags in use of stimulus for energy projects Morning Headlines: Mo. redistricting, federal stimulus money for public schools, Humane Society gets custody of 74 Stone County dogs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-mo-redistricting-federal-stimulus-money-public-schools-humane-society-gets <p>Good morning! Here are a few of today&#39;s starting headlines:</p><ul><li>Missouri lawmakers are preparing to start redrawing the state&#39;s congressional districts. Officials said Monday they expect to get more detailed population data from the <a href="http://www.census.gov/">U.S. Census Bureau</a> this week. Missouri<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-census-numbers-could-mean-bad-news-missouri-illinois"> is losing one of its nine congressional districts</a>, based on the statewide population figures released earlier. The new details of where people are living will hep the Legislature as it draws the eight new districts. The chairmen of the House and Senate&nbsp; redistricting committees are planning to hold public hearings in several places around Missouri. They hope to complete the hearings in the next couple of weeks and will begin developing new congressional maps after that.</li><li>The Missouri House is to begin debate soon on a plan to use $189 million of additional federal stimulus money for public schools. The House plan would use some of that money to offset shortfalls in casino tax revenues that were to go to schools. But most of the additional federal money would be used to offset state revenues already budgeted for schools this year&nbsp; - allowing the state money to be saved and distributed to schools next year. House Majority Leader<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=089"> Tim Jones </a>said the chamber could debate the legislation as soon as Tuesday. The House plan would maintain a more steady funding stream for schools than one originally proposed by Gov. <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Jay Nixon</a>. His plan would have boosted school funding this year and cut it next year.</li><li>According to the <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/article_aca681b1-2ab2-530e-8c55-f1fe6ede18a7.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a>, the <a href="http://www.hsmo.org/">Humane Society of Missouri</a> has received custody of 74 dogs from a licensed breeder after investigators found the dogs malnourished and living in their own waste. State investigators found the Collies and Bichon Frises living in crates in a double-wide trailer on the breeder&#39;s <a href="http://www.stoneco-mo.us/">Stone County</a> property in southwest Missouri. One dog had to euthanized. The Post-Dispatch reports that examinations found several of the dogs suffered from dehydration, malnutrition, ear and respiratory infections, as well as internal parasites.</li></ul><p> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:35:06 +0000 Julie Bierach & Kelsey Proud 580 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines: Mo. redistricting, federal stimulus money for public schools, Humane Society gets custody of 74 Stone County dogs