PBS: Concerns Emerge on Prevention of Stimulus Fraud
"Sunlight is the best disinfectant," said Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which polices stimulus spending, in his prepared remarks before the House Committee Thursday. "I truly believe we have the opportunity to achieve a remarkable level of transparency never before realized, coupled with unprecedented citizen participation." ...
More than 40 states have also launched stimulus-tracking Web sites, with pledges to report on the progress of infrastructure projects, the number of jobs created, and efforts to prevent waste. In some cases, these efforts extend down to the county level. Pennsylvania's Web site, for instance, includes an interactive map that allows residents to track the stimulus bill's effectiveness county by county.
“Investing money in our roads and bridges today saves money in the long run. It also builds the foundation for our 21st century economy.”