(Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Gov. Jim Gibbons today announced that a website detailing the spending of Nevada’s federal stimulus funds is now up and functioning as part of his promise of providing taxpayers with transparency in government.
The website detailing the use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will be updated regularly.
It contains information about where stimulus funds are being spent, how many jobs are being created or retained and other details.
The site shows, for example, that $2.1 billion in stimulus funds are estimated to be coming to Nevada. The funds are broken down by agency, such as the nearly $209 million expected for transportation projects.
The site shows that about 5,080 jobs have been created or retained with the stimulus funds, with most of them, 4,190, coming in the area of education.
“Creating jobs and kick-starting the economy are my top priorities,” Gibbons said, “My staff is working hard to cut through the miles of government red tape and get stimulus funds injected into our economy as quickly as possible.”