Sunday, March 29, 2009

General Accountability Office to Monitor Michigan Spending of Stimulus Funds

Michigan is one of 16 states that will be overseen by the General Accountability Office in its use of federal stimulus money.
Now when we read this blurb on the governor’s Web site, we see a note that says “click here for testimony from Gene L. Dodaro, Acting Comptroller General of the United States…” but we see no link. This is not a good start in terms of transparency, when the very announcement that you will be monitored is not transparent. Here is what the office could not seem to provide. Curiously, the news that came earlier this month seemed to evade the Michigan media team. But Crain’s in Chicago ran a nice little Illinois-centric piece about it.
While we were at it, finding this site that allows us to report fraud or waste is an interesting idea. Not sure if it works, but we’ll be keeping an eye on the spending of these funds here in Michigan. We have no trouble dialing the 202, which was once our home.
GAO Follows Michigan Spending of Stimulus $

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