South Carolinians can now view stimulus spending details online

Columbia, SC - COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - South Carolinians who want to see where federal stimulus dollars are going can now do so with a few clicks of a mouse.

State Comptroller Richard Eckstrom announced Thursday that all individual expenditures of stimulus funds by state agencies are available on his office's website, Visitors to the site can click on the "Stimulus Spending Transparency" button on the left side of the home page. The stimulus transparency page contains three files - one sorted by the state agencies spending the funds, another sorted by the purpose of the expenditure and another sorted by vendor or recipient.

More than a half-billion stimulus dollars of an estimated $3 billion have come through state government so far.

The stimulus-spending details will be updated monthly, Eckstrom said.

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