State Accountability Overviews
Some $280 billion of Recovery Act funds will pass through state and local governments. Governors, mayors and other state and local officials are being urged to follow the federal government in being as open and responsible as possible in their recovery spending. Each state has created a Recovery Act website, as have many large cities. Many states have appointed stimulus czars or other officials to coordinate and/or oversee the use of recovery funds.
The STAR Coalition is monitoring these activities across the country. Click on a state in the map below to get an overview of the state's stimulus accountability practices. The pages also contain a discussion of recovery-related policy debates in the state as well as information on advocacy groups that are watchdogging the recovery.
For a comprehensive evaluation of state government ARRA websites, see the Good Jobs First report Show Us the Stimulus.