Governor Appoints Team To Track Stimulus Funds for Health, Other Efforts
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) has put together a team to track the state's share of funding from the federal economic stimulus package, Capitol Weekly reports.
The state is expected to receive $85 billion in funding from the package, and $50 billion of it would go to health care, education and other projects, Capitol Weekly reports.
The remaining $35 billion of the stimulus money will go toward tax credits for Californians.
Cynthia Bryant, Schwarzenegger's deputy chief of staff, and Ana Matasantos, the governor's chief deputy finance director, will be part of the stimulus team (York, Capitol Weekly, 3/26).
The state has put together a Web site to track the stimulus funding. The site includes a topic by topic breakdown on the funding and its allocation.
In a press release, Schwarzenegger said, "I am committed to ensuring Californians know exactly how federal economic stimulus funding is coming into and being spent in our state," adding, "We will work to ensure each federal economic stimulus dollar is spent effectively and with transparency and accountability" (Office of the Governor release, 3/24).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.