Public gets say on Colorado stimulus spending |

Public gets say on Colorado stimulus spending

Associated Press
Denver, CO Colorado

DENVER, Colorado ” Coloradans are getting a chance to talk about how the state should handle its stimulus money.

A board set up to oversee Colorado’s $2 billion share of the federal package allowed the public to speak at a meeting in Denver Wednesday.

The Economic Recovery Accountability Board has met before but didn’t take public comments until Wednesday’s meeting. The panel won’t decide how to spend the money, but it was set up by Gov. Bill Ritter to verify that it’s spent properly.

The panel is made of state officials and business leaders.

Federal estimates show at least $2 billion will head to Colorado.


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