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  • Waived in the U.S.A.

    The Buy American provision in section 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is not as clear-cut as it seems.

  • Innovative Instruments

    Accessing capital through the tax-exempt bond market is challenging even highly rated issuers, and state and local tax revenues are expected to decline even further in 2010. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides relief with financing options that can be tapped long after...

  • Beyond the Stimulus

    If yours is one of the thousands of departments that applied for but didn't receive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding, you're not alone. The numbers bandied about while the legislation was negotiated raised more expectations than will be met.

  • Sierra Club Challenges Hazardous Waste Rule

  • Stimulus reporting deadline extended; guidance issued

    The Obama administration wants 70% of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to be invested by the end of 2010. At mid-year, it was less than 10% of the way there.

  • Bill would require EPA to study pharmaceuticals in sewer systems

    The U.S. Senate's Committee on Environment and Public Works is considering giving EPA two years to identify pharmaceuticals and personal care products in wastewater and analyze the amount, sources, and potential treatment options to prevent them from entering the nation's drinking water.

  • How to manage the funding your operation receives

    As of May 22, $36.7 billion of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds had been paid out. The federal government's target is to have 70% of the $787-billion Act invested by the end of 2010, which is why successful applicants focus on projects that can start now and deliver results quickly.

  • Houses passes Appropriations Bill

  • March 2009 Upfront News & Views