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Broadband Stim Dollars, Stymied by Regulations, May Bypass City Dwellers
By Christopher Flavelle, ProPublica
August 18, 2009 

Follow the Money: State and Local Oversight of Stimulus Funding
, Senate Committee On Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
April 23, 2009 

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: The Role of State and Local Governments
, U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
April 21, 2009 

State Oversight of Federal Stimulus Funds
, National Conference of State Legislatures
April 17, 2009 

State Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
, National Governors Association
March 10, 2009 

Tracking States' Spending Sites
, ProPublica
March 5, 2009 

Economic Stimulus: Issues and Policies
, Congressional Research Service (R40104)
February 27, 2009 

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 - Initial Accountability, Reporting, and Risk Areas for States
, The National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers
February 26, 2009 


POGO in the News

You Paid for It! Stimulus Dollars Fund Studies into Sexual History and Erectile Dysfunction, Tony Kovaleski, Liza Meak, and Felipe Escamilla | NBC Bay Area, May 13, 2012 

Silicon Valley Companies Get Millions In Stimulus Funds, Stephen Stock, Liz Wagner and Mark Villarreal |NCB; Bay Area; The Investigative Unit, May 10, 2012 

House Republican’s oversight plan: Investigate bailouts, stimulus, healthcare, By Molly K. HooperThe Hill, September 21, 2010 

Breaking Down Stimulus Spending,, February 4, 2010 

Feds target misuse of stimulus cash, By Matt KelleyUSA Today, November 24, 2009 

Two stimulus contractors suspended from government work, By Marcus GreenLouisville Courier-Journal, November 9, 2009 

Stimulus dollars going to accused contractors, By Kimberly KindyThe Washington Post, October 29, 2009 

Suspect contractors got stimulus contracts,, October 26, 2009 

Stimulus Contracts Go to Companies Under Criminal Investigation, By Michael GrabellProPublica, October 25, 2009 

Defense firms in probe received $30M in stimulus money, By Michael Grabell, ProPublicaUSA Today, October 25, 2009 

Eye Opener: What to watch with the stimulus, By Ed O’KeefeWashington Post, Federal Eye/Online, October 20, 2009 

A new standard for stimulus transparency, St. Augustine Historic City News, Editorial, August 23, 2009 

Live Transparent or Die! New Hampshire Sets New Bar by Publishing Stim Contracts, By Christopher FlavelleProPublica, August 20, 2009 

Administration says it is committed to posting contracts online, By Robert, August 20, 2009 

$10M deal with GSA raises ire, By Alan, July 17, 2009 

No-bid contracts mean higher costs under stimulus law, By Brett J. BlackledgeAssociated Press, July 17, 2009 

Firm's contract kerfuffle highlights stimulus doubts; Local company gets nod for federal Web site revamping, By Alan BrodySouthern Maryland Newspapers Online, July 15, 2009 

Billions in Aid Go to Areas That Backed Obama, By Brad HeathUSA Today, July 8, 2009 

Stimulus serves up Obama pork, By Eamon JaversPolitico, June 16, 2009 

States Failing At Stimulus Accountability, By Laura DeanThe Huffington Post, June 12, 2009 

Pennsylvania has no way to report abuse of federal stimulus funds, By Debra ErdleyPittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 21, 2009 

Waste, Fraud in "Stimulus" Can't Be Reported , Rep. John Boehner (OH-R)Rep. John Boehner's Blog, May 21, 2009 

Colorado lags on whistle-blower details under stimulus law, By Miles MoffettThe Denver Post, May 17, 2009 

States adjust to handle stimulus pressures, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive, May 15, 2009 

Initial Aid Is Puzzle to Track, By Michele McNeil Education Week, April 24, 2009 

Watchdogs Won't Be Chained, By By Eliza Newlin CarneyNational Journal, March 25, 2009 

Transparency, two-months and counting, By Max CacasFederal News Radio, March 23, 2009 

Beefy Résumé for a Giant Job: Policing Stimulus Spending, By Phil RuckerThe Washington Post, March 20, 2009 

Senate Makes Major Concession in Stripping Internet Posting Provision From Stimulus, By Daphne EviatorWashington Independent (Online), March 11, 2009 

A Zealous Watchman to Follow the Money, By Scott ShaneNew York Times, March 9, 2009 

Lawmakers looking to prevent stimulus waste, By Drew FitzgeraldBangor Daily News, March 5, 2009 

As the federal stimulus billions begin to flow, oversight essential, Stockton Record, On-line, February 27, 2009 linked to other stimulus tracking sites, By Alice LipowiczFederal Computer Week, February 27, 2009 

Fighter Jet or Fighter Job? , With Chris LawrenceCNN, February 26, 2009 

Raptor in dogfight for its future, By Ken Dilanian and Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, February 25, 2009 

IG of Abramoff Fame to Oversee Stimulus Spending, By Christopher WeaverProPublica (Blog), February 24, 2009 

Watchdogs applaud Obama's pick to oversee stimulus, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive, February 23, 2009 

Stimulus Plan Ensures Boom Sector: Oversight, By David M. HerzsenhornNew York Times, February 19, 2009 

Big step toward accountability in stimulus plan, By Miles MoffeitDenver Post, February 15, 2009 

Stimulus bill won't protect everyone, With Jeremy HobsonMarketplace Radio, American Public Media, February 12, 2009 

Whistleblowers need more protection, Oped By Danielle BrianKennebec Journal, February 11, 2009 

Government Oversight/Economic Stimulus: Resolution Confusion, By Michael GrabellProPublica, February 11, 2009 

Collins Strips Stim Bill Of Whistleblower Protections, By Zachary Roth TPMMuckraker , February 11, 2009 

Federal Whistleblowers NOT Protected in Stimulus Bill, By Daphne EviatorThe Washington Independent, February 11, 2009 

Congress Learns Lessons From Katrina, Iraq -- But Not All, By Daphne EviatarWashington Independent, February 3, 2009 

House amendment offers more protection for whistleblowers , By Elise Castelli Federal Times, January 30, 2009 

In Stimulus, Can Lawmakers Spend Billions Without Wasting Billions?, By Amanda Ruggeri U.S. News & World Report, January 28, 2009 

Stimulus bill includes battery of accountability measures, By Elizabeth NewellGovernment Executive Magazine, January 16, 2009 

Recovery bill keeps oversight a priority Capitol Hill heeds lessons of bailout, By Alex DanielsArkansas Democrat-Gazette, February 8, 2008