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California's stimulus $$$ watchdog checks out job creation numbers and more

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How many jobs - really? In her position as first-in-the-nation Recovery Act Inspector General, Laura Chick is watching for waste, fraud and abuse in the spending of the estimated $50 billion in federal stimulus funds that California will receive through fiscal year 2010. Among the issues she is investigating is a job creation claim by California State University officials… she says the numbers should not have been reported because "they don't make sense."

Laura Chick, Inspector General acting as the state watchdog over the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds as they are dispersed in California