South Carolina is one of three states to put stimulus expenditures on the Web. State Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom says it’s critical that the money be easy to track. Now all individual uses of stimulus funds by state agencies are available at the state Comptroller General’s web site. The stimulus transparency page contains three files: one sorted by the state agencies spending the funds, another sorted by the purpose of the expenditures and another sorted by the vendors and recipients.
Details for stimulus spending will also soon be posted on the state’s overall stimulus Web site, www.Stimulus.SC.gov, during an upcoming overhaul of the site.
More than a half-billion stimulus dollars of an estimated three billion have come through state government so far and Eckstrom says transparency keeps public officials more accountable.
He says the stimulus spending details will be updated monthly