EDISON - New Jersey received $64 million in stimulus funds to help low-income families make their homes more energy efficient, but a state audit shows only $6 million of that money has been used. The audit also found that some of the money that was spent was wasted on "unreasonable costs." One non-profit agency billed the state for two in-dash navigation systems at $1,500 each.
Another agency billed the state $27 for each energy-efficient light bulb, which cost as little as $1.50.
A prior Kane in Your Corner investigation showed that the number of jobs created or saved with stimulus money was also wildly exaggerated.