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Christie announces ‘accountability officers’ and website for tracking public funds

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Christie announces ‘accountability officers’ and website for tracking public funds
Friday February 8, 2013, 6:16 PM
BY  MELISSA HAYES
STATE HO– USE BUREAU
The Record

With billions of dollars in federal aid on the way to New Jersey, Governor Christie announced new accountability measures: a money-tracking website, review process through the state Comptroller’s Office and “accountability officers” in every state department.

Christie signed an executive order Friday enacting the new measures and said he is also working with Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, who wants to create independent integrity monitors to oversee the billions of dollars in federal aid coming to the state.

“What we want here is a seamless army of people who are overseeing this process to ensure the public the money is being spent in the most effective and efficient way and the comptroller will be a part of that process,” Christie said. “If we come to an agreement on the integrity monitors then the integrity monitors could be a part of that process and these accountability officers in each one of our departments will be a part of that process as well.”

Christie said the website, once operational, would provide a “close to real-time review of money as it goes out the door to individual projects.”

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