Governors signal stimulus directions in cyberspace

With the president's signing into law the $787 billion economic stimulus plan earlier this week, the scramble has begun to figure out how it gets spent. A new official site, Recovery.gov, shows a time line of how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will unfold and an overview of the major components of spending, with price tags. An interactive map projects the number of jobs created or saved for each state.

Meanwhile the Democratic Policy Committee has posted online fact sheets for every state with dollar estimates, program by program, for highlights of the stimulus package, as proPublica reported. Others have mapped the states' take relative to their economic scale.