Public Gets Say on Colorado Stimulus Spending

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

No matter how well Colorado may be spending its $2 billion in federal stimulus money, an oversight board says the state is doing a lousy job answering public questions about how recovery spending works.

Gov. Bill Ritter set up the dozen-member board to make certain stimulus money is spent properly. The panel brainstormed ideas yesterday on what members say could be their biggest challenge: letting the public know where its money goes.

The Economic Recovery Accountability Board agreed outreach is its first task. Members combed through the state's recovery Web site, which includes a video of the governor but not much else.

Board chairman Don Elliman says state officials will plan a statewide tour in coming months to talk to citizens.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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