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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Jul 23, 2013

The health IT evolution: Data analytics and the private sector’s role

The market for health care information technology is showing enormous growth potential, and plenty of Maryland businesses are crowding in.

Sep 30, 2012

The key person in Big Slackwater’s revival

HAGERSTOWN — Tom Perry has packed nature, faith and music into his 77 years. Perry and his wife, Linda, are trained to remove an invasive plant along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal known as garlic mustard, and he volunteers to take church groups and others on guided bicycle rides on the towpath. Perry is a […]

Sep 15, 2011

More on the Maryland transportation funding puzzle

Sen. Ed Kasemeyer, the chairman of the powerful Budget and Taxation Committee, had a frank assessment Wednesday of the General Assembly’s record on the gasoline tax. “We just didn’t do our job,” he said. The excise tax on gasoline has been 23.5 cents per gallon since 1992, and before that, gas tax hikes were a […]

Sep 13, 2011

Federal grants will require more scrutiny

State agencies and Maryland nonprofits receiving federal grants will face even more requirements for transparency and accountability under a new board created by President Barack Obama, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget told a grants conference in College Park Monday. Speaking at an event sponsored by the Governor’s Grants Office, Controller Danny […]

Aug 4, 2011

Federal stimulus energy rebates extended for homeowners

A program that offers federal stimulus funds as rebates for homeowners seeking to upgrade properties through whole-house air sealing, duct replacement and insulation of walls, attics, crawl spaces and basements has been infused with an additional $850,000. The Home Performance Rebate program was given the extra funds Thursday, state officials announced. So far, almost 1,000 […]

May 15, 2011

Barry Rosen: Know what Medicare incentives are available

HITECH, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, establishes a program of incentive payments to eligible professionals who participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs, and meaningfully use certified electronic health record technology. (EHR — electronic health record — is certified if it meets the standards of the Office of […]

Nov 4, 2010

Energy efficient appliance rebate ending Nov. 12

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Energy Administration is encouraging state residents to take advantage of the Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program, which ends Nov. 12. The administration reminded residents on Thursday that the program provides rebates to replace outdated appliances with ENERGY STAR-rated equivalents. The program has used American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money to provide [&he[...]

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