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Recovery.gov is a website that lets you figure out where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is going. There are going to be a few different ways to search for information. The money is being distributed by Federal agencies, and soon you’ll be able to see where it’s going — to which states, to which congressional districts, even to which Federal contractors. As soon as they are able to, they’ll display that information visually in maps, charts, and graphics.
Read the full text of the Bill:
The President recently signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. Read the full bill here.

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Scott Murphy to Attend Next DCDC Meeting!

EXCITING, LATE-BREAKING NEWS!  

Scott Murphy to Attend Next DCDC Meeting!

Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00pm
SUNY Delhi, Sanford Hall, Room 22

Scott Murphy, the Democratic candidate running to fill Kirsten Gillibrand’s vacated U.S. House seat, will be the special guest at the next DCDC meeting. The first portion of the meeting will be open to the public, so we encourage you to come and bring your progressive friends… particularly those who might volunteer. He’s very impressive. 
Earlier in the day, Scott will formally open his Delaware County campaign office at 98 Main Street (Schimmerling Law Offices) with a ribbon cutting ceremony and “Meet & Greet” event. The time has yet to be determined, but will be announced on the Delaware County Democratic Committee web site at: www.delawarecountydems.org.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SCOTT MURPHY:
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO VOLUNTEER, CONTACT:
Cindy Lockrow-Schimmerling (DCDC Chair): lockrow@hotmail.com
or
Lisa Tait (DCDC Secretary): silvert@catskill.net
This is a tough election, but we’re blessed with a terrific candidate. 
Scott can win if we quickly recruit lots of volunteers to get out the vote. 

NY Times (Danny Hakim): Uncovering the Perks of Albany’s Fallen G.O.P.

NY Times (Danny Hakim): Uncovering the Perks of Albany’s Fallen G.O.P.

Democrats took control of the State Senate last month after more than four decades of Republican rule, then set out to determine how the Senate’s own budget of nearly $100 million and its attendant perks were being distributed. They are still trying to figure it out. They recently realized there are some 75 employees working at the Senate’s own printing plant, a plain brick building on the outskirts of Albany. On Long Island, they found a small television studio, which had been set up – all with public money, with two press aides on hand to help operate it – for the exclusive use of Republican senators to record cable TV shows. Democrats also came across what they are calling the “Brunomobile,” a $50,000 specially outfitted GMC van, with six leather captain’s chairs (some swiveling), a navigation system, rearview camera and meeting table. Joseph L. Bruno, the former Senate majority leader who was recently indicted on corruption charges, traveled in the van after his use of state helicopters sparked a feud with the Spitzer administration.

Obama’s Treasury Announces Plan to Stabilize Financial Markets

FINANCIAL STABILITY PLAN FACT SHEET
(Dep’t of the Treasury, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2009) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geitner today announced the Obama administration’s plan to combat the credit crisis. The Treasury Department released the following fact sheet for its “Financial Stability Plan.”

NYTIMES: Gov’s Judith Smith Behind Attack on Caroline Kennedy

NY Times (Clark Hoyt): Reporting in Real Time

LAST Wednesday, The Times lifted the curtain on the origins of a nasty political attack against Caroline Kennedy, who had sought appointment to Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat and then withdrew for unexplained “personal reasons.” The newspaper said that Gov. David Paterson’s administration had “released confidential information about Ms. Kennedy and misled reporters about its significance as part of an orchestrated effort to discredit her after she withdrew.” The Times’s Danny Hakim and Nicholas Confessore reported that on the day after Kennedy’s decision, the governor’s top communications strategist, Judith Smith, directed at least two people to call reporters and tell them that Paterson was dismayed by Kennedy’s public auditioning for the Senate, that he never intended to appoint her and that she pulled out because of tax and nanny issue

Barney Frank: Iraq was the biggest spending program ever.