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State launches stimulus plan Web site
Kansas has a new Web site that is being used to put out information about the new federal stimulus package. Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson announced it Tuesday, the same day President Barack Obama signed the stimulus plan.Parkinson said that as additional information about the stimulus and its effect on Kansas is known, it will be placed on the Web site.Right now the site lists the following benefits for Kansas:1. Kansas will receive an estimated $350 million for highway construction projects. Another $27 million is to be spent on transit projects throughout the state.2.Kansas will receive increased funding in a State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, which will be distributed to local school districts using existing formulas.3. Funds will be available to accelerate adoption of health information technology systems by physicians and hospitals. The technology systems are supposed reduce medical errors and improve quality.4. Kansas is also expected to benefit from a nationwide total of $30 billion dedicated to energy efficiency initiatives.