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Posted at 2:11 PM ET, 08/25/2010

Virginia launches a stimulus Web site

By Paige Winfield Cunningham

After Gov. Tim Kaine left office, the Web site he set up to track Virginia's portion of the federal stimulus money was, for all practical purposes, abandoned.

Six months later, and two months later than projected, Virginia Comptroller David Von Moll has launched a revamped version that uses Google maps and allows visitors to search for awards six different ways.

The well-organized site comes none to soon, since Virginia has received -- as of the end of July -- $3.2 billion of its $5.5 billion portion of the stimulus.

You can view stimulus funds by county, congressional district, category, project, recipient or vendor. It's quite easy to cruise around the site and find what you're looking for. But keep in mind that the information is updated just quarterly, parallel to federal reporting requirements.

Paige Winfield Cunningham is an investigative reporter and managing editor at Old Dominion Watchdog. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Paige Winfield Cunningham  | August 25, 2010; 2:11 PM ET
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy  
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