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Mayor Riley's long list!

A viewer sent us the web address of Stimulus watch, a site that is attempting to keep tabs on projects that have been submitted to the Federal Administration for funding from the "stimulus" package. We can't comment on the veracity of the information but from comments made and attributed to Mayor Riley about the funding he sought, the large number of projects centered on Charleston is not a surprise. Interestingly, considering the list of projects in South Carolina, it would seem there are only 3 cities in the state - Charleston, Columbia and Sumter.

Viewers who wish to ponder can do so by pressing here.and scroll down to South Carolina.

Here is the introduction on the home page of the site, Note that viewers can comment on the projects.

StimulusWatch.org was built to help the new administration keep its pledge to invest stimulus money smartly, and to hold public officials to account for the taxpayer money they spend. We do this by allowing you, citizens around the country with local knowledge about the proposed "shovel-ready" projects in your city, to find, discuss and rate those projects. These projects are not part of the stimulus bill. They are candidates for funding by federal grant programs once the bill passes. Learn more by reading the FAQs.

How can you contribute? Find a project that interests you, or about which you have special knowledge, and let us know what you think. You can find projects by searching or by browsing by locality or program type. Once you find a program, there are three things you can do: 1) vote on whether you believe the project is critical or not; 2) edit the project's description and points in favor or against, and 3) post a comment in the conversation about the project.

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