Brown to Dismiss Recovery Act Watchdog

December 20, 2010 · Filed Under CA Budget, The Governor · Comments Off 

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Some 20 months after signing on to monitor how state and local officials spend federal stimulus dollars, Laura Chick says Governor-elect Jerry Brown has decided to close down her operation.

"The incoming administration will eliminate the Office of the Inspector General, which oversees the state's spending of the Recovery Act funds, as of January 1, 2011," reads the letter from Chick released this afternoon.
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Fed Funds Flowing, Tracking Qs Remain

April 23, 2009 · Filed Under CA Budget, CA Economy · Comments Off 

The first report on federal stimulus dollars in California and around the nation is out, and poses two key questions: do local officials have the resources and training to follow all the rules, and can anyone really peg the full impact of all this money?
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