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Recovery Act Grants to Business and Some Issues in ARRA Recipient Reporting

by Philip Mattera, Good Jobs FirstMore...

Preview: State ARRA Job Numbers Are All Over the Map

by Philip Mattera, Good Jobs First

This Friday, October 30 is when the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board is scheduled to release Recovery Act (ARRA) recipient data covering the more than $200 billion in stimulus funds that are passing through state governments. It will be a red letter day in the history of open government.More...

Is the Recovery Act Stimulating Privatization?

by Philip Mattera, Good Jobs First

Key portions of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, especially the state fiscal stabilization fund, are designed to prevent job loss among teachers and other state and local government employees. But what about the rest?More...

Phantom ARRA Contractors

by Philip Mattera, Good Jobs First

Much has been said about the glitches in the Recovery Act recipient reporting that began last week with federal contractors. For there to be glitches there has to be reporting, but what about those recipients that did not fulfill their reporting requirements?More...

Retention Deficit Disorder

by Philip Mattera, Good Jobs First

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is designed, among other things, to use government spending to stimulate demand for goods and services from the private sector and thereby enable employers to hire more workers or retain ones who might otherwise be laid off. In fact, recipients of ARRA contracts and grants are required to report their job-creation and job-retention numbers.More...

Groups Call for Recovery.gov Overhaul Before Major Data Release on October 30

For Immediate Release October 16, 2009

Groups Call for Recovery.gov Overhaul Before Major Data Release on October 30

Washington, DC - Three non-profit organizations that have been tracking the Recovery Act today called for the Obama administration to overhaul its jobs data system before releasing its first large set of data on October 30th.More...

Federal Stimulus in Massachusetts

by Noah Berger, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center

A new MassBudget report details the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's impact on Massachusetts.More...

ARRA Helps Expose the Executive Pay of Beltway Bandits

by Philip Mattera, Good Jobs FirstMore...

Coalition for An Accountable Recovery Comments on First Round of ARRA Data

For Immediate Release October 15, 2009

Coalition for an Accountable Recovery Praises Timely Release of Recovery Act Recipient Reports; Criticizes Tools for Understanding Data

Washington, DC - The Coalition for an Accountable Recovery (CAR) gave mixed reactions to the first wave of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) recipient data disclosed today at Recovery.gov, the official reporting website.More...

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