Monthly Archives: February 2012

Center for American Progress: Did the Stimulus Work?

By Michael Linden February 15, 2012 (Center for American Progress) — The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus, turns 3 this week. Did it work? Michael Linden, Director of Tax and Budget Policy at the Center … Continue reading

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Governing: Did the Stimulus Do Anything for Transparency?

The economic impact of the stimulus is unclear and highly debated. But one thing is for sure: it’s done more to promote government transparency than any piece of legislation in recent memory. By Ryan Holeywell February 2012 (Governing) — Three … Continue reading

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OMB Controller Werfel Shares Lessons of Recovery Act

By Mike Maciag February 10, 2012 (Governing) — U.S. Controller Danny Werfel was at the center of the implementation of President Obama’s first major policy initiative, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, in 2009. Three years later, he says the … Continue reading

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More Proposal Calls for Major Shift in Federal Spending Transparency

By Mike Maciag December 16, 2011 (Governing) — The Government Accountability and Transparency Board (GAT Board) issued sweeping recommendations earlier this week aimed at bolstering the federal government’s efforts to track spending and reduce fraud. The federal board’s report calls for a … Continue reading

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States and Localities Seek Voice in Federal Grants Overhaul

By Ryan Holeywell November 18, 2011 (Governing) — State and local officials are telling the feds that a new council designed to overhaul the grant process is leaving out an important stakeholder: grant recipients. This fall, Office of Management and Budget Director Jack … Continue reading

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Recovery Officer Issues Quarterly Recovery Act Summary to Mayor

On February 1, 2012, Maari Porter, the City’s Recovery Officer, sent a letter to Mayor Nutter summarizing the activities from the tenth Recovery Act reporting quarter, spanning October 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011. The letter, which is sent to … Continue reading

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