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Gov. Gregoire’s statement to KHQ-TV on accountability for federal stimulus funding

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OLYMPIA - Gov. Chris Gregoire today released the following statement to KHQ-TV about how the state will be accountable for federal funds it receives from President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:

"I want all Washingtonians to know that our state is administering the federal stimulus investments with an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability. My office has created a Web site, www.recovery.wa.gov, so every Washingtonian can see where our tax dollars are going and hold government accountable for results.

"I am proud that Washington has taken important steps to reduce fraud. These include new programs to ensure our computers and other property are accounted for and our benefit payments reach only those who qualify. I also launched a government reform package this legislative session to streamline state government, cut bureaucracy and improve customer service to make sure our tax dollars provide the greatest value.

"I am pleased with the work we've already accomplished, and am committed to providing a heightened level of transparency to hold our elected officials accountable for their spending decisions."

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