A new report shows Wisconsin should be doing more to update the public on how American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding is being spent.
The study conducted by Good Jobs First and WISPIRG looked at state websites across the US that are designed to report how federal stimulus money is being spent. WISPIRG's Bruce Speight says Wisconsin tied for 8th place among the states, based on a score of 45 out of 100 criteria reviewers considered.
Speight says Wisconsin is doing a good job of getting basic information out there and keeping it updated. However, the state is falling short on letting the public know who is benefitting from the stimulus money, such as how many jobs projects are creating and who is getting contracts.
Speight says that kind of accountability is needed to make sure federal dollars are being used effectively.