West Virginia auditor and the public to monitor infrastructure spending

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia is close to getting $ 6 billion for infrastructure improvements, and you can help track the progress.

Soon billions of dollars will be poured into Mountain State to help repair roads, bridges, highways, broadband, and more. But with all this money coming in over a five-year period, there are concerns about potential waste, fraud and abuse.

So, to monitor spending, the state auditor’s office will update its “West Virginia Checkbook” website. Anyone can track cash flow and expenses in real time, keeping an eye out for any potentially suspicious activity.

JB McCuskey, (right) West Virginia State Auditor, said, “So we have the West Virginia checkbook, WVCheckbook.gov. and on this site we will have a tab specified that we will give every taxpayer, every decision maker, every elected official, real-time access to how this money is spent so that they can hold our elected officials accountable. “

The auditor said there were no similar guarantees in place in 2016, when the state received tens of millions of dollars in federal disaster assistance following the flooding. Some of that money has been misappropriated or spent inappropriately, and a number of people have faced criminal charges. The West Virginia Checkbook site aims to prevent the repeal of this.

Visit the website at WVCheckbook.gov.

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