Pa. launches recovery stimulus website

March 4, 2009 8:44:07 PM PST
Gov. Ed Rendell has signed a letter to President Barack Obama officially accepting the federal stimulus money and is promising to ensure that it is well spent.

Rendell told reporters Wednesday that the stimulus will bring about $18 billion in benefits to Pennsylvania over three years, up from an earlier estimate of $16 billion. That includes everything from tax breaks to highway work to school funding.

In addition, Rendell appointed his secretary of general services, James Creedon, to oversee the infrastructure spending.

To ensure the money is well spent, Rendell says he will appoint a chief accountability officer and the state will maintain a Web site that will allow the public to review how the money is spent.

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