Stimulus Website Relaunched, Upgraded

11/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Joe Markman Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Washington - Since February, when the government launched a website,, to provide a window on the federal stimulus package, critics have been calling for a makeover.

Now they have one.

The revamped website, unveiled today by the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board at a cost of $9.5 million in stimulus funds, provides easier-to-use tools, such as a ZIP Code search that shows stimulus projects in local communities. The government has also opened a toll-free hot line (1-877-FWA-DESK) for reporting fraud, waste and abuse.

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