California's Share of Federal Stimulus Money

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California’s received about $42 billion in federal stimulus money, roughly half of what is expected. Governor Schwarzenegger has hired former LA City Controller Laura Chick, to keep track of how it’s being spent. Her latest report involves $3.5 million for creating jobs in San Bernardino County, where unemployment’s at 14%. Chick is looking for specific cases of waste, fraud and abuse. The nonprofit news service ProPublica is trying to keep track of how much is going where nationally and what it’s supposed to be for.

Credits

Guests:
Laura Chick - Office of the Los Angeles City Controller (formerly) - @Laura_Chick, Jennifer LaFleur - Director of Computer-Assisted Reporting, ProPublica

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper