Michaud offers guides for stimulus package

Posted March 04, 2009, at 10:18 p.m.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, has made available two resource guides for H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the stimulus package.

“Help for Individuals, Families and Small Businesses” was created in order to help provide information to Mainers and small businesses on tax provisions (cuts and credits) and benefits available to them.

The other, “Information on Programs and Grants for States and Communities,” provides information on programs and funding that have been made available to help Maine communities.

“I had my reservations about the final economic stimulus package passed by Congress. But now that it has become law I believe it’s important to let Mainers know what is in it and how it can benefit them,” said Michaud in a press release. “I encourage any Mainer who has questions or needs help with any of the information contained in these reports to call my office for assistance.”

The reports are available through a link on the front page of Michaud’s Web site www.michaud.house.gov. The resource guides can be viewed online, downloaded and printed as needed. The site also contains links to other sites that detail how the stimulus funding is being spent nationwide as well as what Maine is doing. The full legislative text of the stimulus package is also available for download.

http://bangordailynews.com/2009/03/04/news/state/michaud-offers-guides-for-stimulus-package/ printed on September 21, 2014