Finding the Stimulus Money

The up again, down again stimulus news hit a pretty high note today in a newsfeed item that came across the wire - Stimulus Work on the Cusp of Revving up the Economy: "ProPublica asked members of its reporting network to find out if states had advertised the projects, awarded contracts or actually started construction work. While about 30 percent of the projects in the sample had broken ground by mid-summer, at least 66 percent had a contract and 76 percent had been put out to bid - suggesting an impending gusher of stimulus work in late summer and early fall." In addition to news items, ProPublica has a pretty good site that breaks down stimulus funding in a variety of ways: Another Stimulus Work Search Tool from JW Surety Bond Consultants