Fed to track superstorm Sandy aid money spending

Fed to track superstorm Sandy aid money spending

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan says the federal government plans to track how "every dollar" of Superstorm Sandy aid money is spent.

Donovan says accounting and transparency measures similar to those used to track Recovery Act spending will be employed.

Donovan was in Sea Bright with Gov. Chris Christie Thursday to check on recovery efforts in the battered seaside town.

Earlier Thursday, the Assembly budget committee passed two proposals to impose additional oversight on Sandy aid.

New Jersey received word of a $1.8 billion allocation this week.

Proposals passed Thursday impose additional oversight on recovery funds. One authorizes the appointment of integrity monitors.

Gov. Chris Christie says he's working with Comptroller Matt Boxer to devise a monitoring system.

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