Why should state workers care? Well, the Web site will track federal money flowing into California government programs from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. State officials expect California will get $50 billion of the $787 billion ARRA will dole out in the next 18 months.
The governor on Thursday applied for about $5 billion of that moolah for state education programs. (The photo at left was taken during the press event marking the signing of the application).
IMAGE: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger takes a question during the ARRA application signing in his office on Thursday. CREDIT: Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua