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State website promotes stimulus accountability

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A state Web site is designed to promote accountability and transparency in how the state is using billions of dollars in federal stimulus money.

The state-run site includes an interactive map that allows viewers to see every stimulus-funded project in each county.

Gov. Jim Doyle says the site is a tool to provide information to the public so they can see how the money is being spent.

About $3.7 billion in federal stimulus money is in the two-year budget before the Legislature.

In addition to the map, the Web site has information to help local and tribal governments, businesses, individuals, educational institutions, non-profits and others find out about how to get money from the stimulus law.

The Web site is: www.recovery.wisconsin.gov.

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