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State Governments Fall Short on Stimulus Transparency

Samuel Staley
August 29, 2009, 8:30am

Despite calls by the Obama Administration for transparency in how stimulus money is spent, the vast majority fo states aren't living up the the commitment. A new report "Show Us the Stimulus" published by Good Jobs First in Washington, D.C. scores each state's stimulus tracking web site based on transparency--how much is spent, where, how many jobs are expected to be created, who is doing the work, and why kind of program is being funded.

According to the summary in the press release:

The full 25 page report can be found here. The summary charts, breaking down the rankings by state, can be found here. Individual state web site links can be found here.

Samuel Staley is Research Fellow

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