Indiana is now the 18th state to complete 30 percent of its goal, by retrofitting about 20,000 homes to make them more energy efficient.
The Treasury Department said Wednesday it will send $2 billion to 17 states that have unemployment rates higher than the national
average for a year. Indiana is due to receive $83 million. States will use the money for programs to aid unemployed homeowners.
Democrats are denouncing Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels for saying that the federal government sending additional money to the
states is not a good idea — after he signed a letter in February asking Congress to extend enhanced payments to fund
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said he opposes more stimulus such as aid to states to keep teachers hired and to expand credit
to small business, while favoring incentives to revive private hiring and investment.
The program currently includes 1,200 physicians—about 10 percent of all doctors in Indiana.
Central Indiana might be in line to tap hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants and loan guarantees to energize
the rollout of plug-in electric cars and trucks. Both chambers of Congress are considering measures that would require the
Department of Energy to select up to 15 cities nationwide to participate in a national electric vehicle deployment program.
More than a dozen local companies have begun work on a three-year modernization of the Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S.
Courthouse in the state's largest individual project funded by the federal stimulus.
Purchases of new homes in the United States fell in May to a record low as a federal tax credit expired, showing the market
dependent on government support.
The Indiana Municipal Power Agency will use funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to retrofit streetlights
in 20 communities that it serves.
The delay is pushing back the release of the second half of the $132 million in stimulus funds the state got for energy-saving
retrofits to homes of thousands of low-income residents.
The proposed sites include the Indianapolis Stamping plant on the west side and the former GM Delco Plant 5 in Kokomo.
Indiana has named its first coordinator for overseeing a $10.3 million effort to shift the state's hospitals and clinics
from paper medical records to electronic files.
Duke Energy has signed the agreement to formalize the $204 million in economic stimulus funds it will receive from the federal
government, the power provider said Thursday.