Stateline.org: Tracking the recession: State stimulus Web sites get mixed marks
Interested in learning from your state how it’s spending its federal stimulus dollars? You may find the information more easily if you live in Maryland, Colorado or Washington, but good luck if you call Illinois home.
The group Good Jobs First ranked Illinois dead last in its report that rates all 50 Web sites that states created to show how and where their shares of the $787 billion stimulus dollars are being spent. On a scale of zero to 100 for 10 criteria, Maryland scored the most points with 80, while Illinois received a zero, largely because its site offers only national figures and nothing on how much is being spent in the state.
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