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Staten Island Big Winner in City Stim Funds; Tracking Tool Released
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The city also released a detailed breakdown of how the projects will be funded (stimulus dollars vs. regular city capital funds) that gives a pretty interesting window into how stimulus dollars help move projects along -- by moving stimulus money into ready-to-go projects, the city gets to hang on to funds for other projects that might not be ready now. So the $50 million in bridge funds will be saved for some other projects down the road. The city also unveiled a pretty cool tool -- the stimulus tracker. one of the most detailed breakdowns of spending I've seen on any state site.