Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Rendell: Spend stimulus money quickly, accountably (PA)
From Pittsburgh Post Gazette:
Gov. Ed Rendell has laid down two basic rules for spending $17.8 billion in federal stimulus money over the next two years -- spend it quickly and be "accountable and transparent" about where all the money is going. He tapped Department of General Services Secretary James Creedon yesterday to head up the spending effort, which will have about $1 billion more than initially expected. Mr. Creedon will make sure that state agencies act as quickly as possible to use $1.4 billion to fix ailing roads, bridges and transit systems; get sewer and water line repair projects underway; get weatherization money to homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient; and use the rest of the money as federal guidelines direct.
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