Winners, Losers and Cinderellas: A New Rating of the States' Recovery Act Websites

Jan 25, 2010, 13:29 ET from Good Jobs First

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some states have made dramatic improvements in their Recovery Act websites but others are still failing to make effective use of online technology to educate taxpayers about the impact of the stimulus.

That is what Good Jobs First will report tomorrow in Show Us the Stimulus (Again), an update of GJF's July findings.

The report will be released Tuesday at 1 pm Eastern in a national tele-press conference:

Date:  Tuesday, January 26

Time:  1 pm Eastern

Call:  219-509-8020

Code:  287971

If you wish to find out if your state is newsworthy, contact Michelle Lee at 202-232-1616, extension 210. She can also provide in-state Recovery Act watchdog contacts who will be co-releasing the study.

The full text of the report—plus state-specific appendices—will be posted simultaneously with the press conference at:

On a scale of 0 to 100, the study rates the disclosure on more than $200 billion in ARRA funds flowing through state governments to communities, organizations and individuals. It grades information on programs and on specific grants and contracts, with special emphasis on jobs data and the geographic distribution of spending.  

The includes recommendations for improvement based on best practices. Good Jobs First is a non-profit, non-partisan research center based in Washington, D.C. It staffs States for a Transparent and Accountable Recovery (The STAR Coalition) at

Contact: Michelle Lee 202-232-1616 x 210 to find out if your state is newsworthy

SOURCE Good Jobs First