By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Accountability and transparency, that's what Barack Obama says all levels of government, should adhere to when it comes down to spending stimulus money.
The president signed the 787 billion dollar package last month.
A lot of that money will go to states to help put millions of Americans to work, many on infrastructure projects.
State representative Winfred Dukes says they're working to make sure Georgia gets its fair share, and that the money is spent wisely.
He says the strict requirements to get government money will help cut back on wasteful spending.
"The public will have an opportunity to see the projects that are being considered, the ones that are receiving funding, and they will serve as a watchdog to make sure the funds are being used for the purpose for which they were granted," said Winfred Dukes, State Rep. District 150.
Dukes says the state has lost more jobs during this economic slump than it has in its history.
He says this region will take an active role to get some of that money, because it's in desperate need of economic relief.
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