Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tracking Stimulus Spending for Dummies™

A single spreadsheet and not a blue shovel in sight:
"',' is a single spreadsheet listing the status, location, funds awarded and jobs created for projects across all 50 states."
You can find it here, at Select the "Recipient Reported" tab halfway down the page. The file then appears at the bottom of that list. If that Excel file is too big, there are state by state lists which are there too.

Looking at that site and comparing it to ours, you can't help but think that one is geared to providing information and one is geared to providing a p.r. presentation. Remarkably, Canadians are not even told the exact figures for the spending: "Funding information for each project is provided as a range, not an exact dollar amount."

Quite the contrast.