Track Your Money


Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 4:14 pm
By: News On 6


By Margaret Stokes & Chris Howell NewsOn6.Com

TULSA, OK -- Congress and the President are getting ready to spend billions of dollars to try to stimulate the economy. President Obama believes the American Recovery and Reinvestment act will jumpstart our economy, and believes every citizen to be able to track the stimulus plan.

Recovery.gov is a website designed to do that. Recovery.gov was created to allow every citizen to track the Recovery Act's progress each step of the way.

When you first log on, President Obama talks about the importance of the website in a short video. On this site you can look at a broad timeline of the plan, see a broad estimate of how the money will help your state, and read the full bill. This site is in the beginning stages and claims more details are to come.

For now a more detailed website is already up and running. It's called StimulusWatch.org.The website claims to have been built by volunteers and is not affiliated with any group or organization.

StimulusWatch.org provides information regarding "shovel-ready projects" that each cities Mayor is requesting.

To find information on Tulsa, look for the "find projects" box at the left of the screen. Next, click browse by state or city. Click on Oklahoma, and here you can choose which city in the state you want to learn about.

A total cost for the projects submitted by the city will be listed at the top, and then each individual proposed project is described in detail, including the estimated cost for each project.

Of course this is just one of several helpful websites that help outline the Recovery Act, but we found it one of the most helpful.