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OMB Sets New Stimulus Guidelines for States
The Obama administration is announcing that it will allow states to use a small fraction of the economic stimulus funding they receive for oversight or auditing purposes, a decision sought by several states facing serious financial hardship amid the economic downturn. The Office of Management and Budget is allowing states to use up to 0.5 percent of the total recovery funds they receive for administrative costs. The White House hopes the new guidance will make it easier and faster for states to get money for the staff and technologies needed to handle the influx of federal cash.

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