MO: St. Louis should pay back HUD, auditors say

By   /  October 1, 2012  /  Accountability, Featured, Missouri, News, Stimulus, Stimulus Check-up, Transparency  /  No Comments

HUD auditors say St. Louis should repay the federal government a portion of the nearly $1.4 million it wrongly awarded to contractors.

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog
ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s audit team doesn’t like the way St. Louis used some of its stimulus money, and it wants the money back.
HUD’s auditors also knocked the city’s lack of transparency in how it reported the use of the money. This complaint comes [...]

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MO: $5 billion in stimulus spending, but how many jobs?

By   /  September 21, 2012  /  Accountability, Featured, Missouri, News, Stimulus, Stimulus Check-up, Transparency  /  1 Comment

TIMING IS EVERYTHING: Four Kansas organizations failed to report the status of a combined $11.7 million in stimulus funds during the first quarter of 2013.

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog
ST. LOUIS — The stimulus bill has poured nearly $5 billion into Missouri, but the impact to the Show Me State is murky because of how the program accounts for jobs created.
Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009, funneling more than $800 billion in federal funds across [...]

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TX: Wellness programs get fatter with $1B from Obamacare

By   /  September 17, 2012  /  Federal Government, Health Care, News, Stimulus, Stimulus, Stimulus Check-up, Texas  /  Comments Off

Texas seal

By Mark Lisheron | Texas Watchdog
AUSTIN — Months after the grant that brought it to life ran out, Live Tobacco-Free Austin lives on.
Like many of the wellness programs started with $372.8 million in stimulus funding, Live Tobacco-Free Austin secured a new federal grant before the old one had run out and retained most of the [...]

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WA: Biofuels company gets $2M from feds

By   /  August 28, 2012  /  Capitalism, News, Stimulus, Stimulus, Stimulus Check-up, Washington  /  Comments Off

money stacks

By Jeff Rhodes | The Freedom Foundation
SEATTLE — Of the $8.4 billion in federal stimulus money Washington state has received, $2 million has been given to a biofuels company.
In the third of what will be a regular feature, The Freedom Foundation will highlight a few of those expenditures and the companies to which the money [...]

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MT: Audit finds accuracy, fault in Rocky Boy’s $12.3 million Recovery Act grant

By   /  August 27, 2012  /  Featured, Federal Government, Montana, News, State Budgets, State Government, Stimulus, Stimulus, Stimulus Check-up  /  No Comments

Montana flag

By Phil Drake | Montana Watchdog
HELENA — A federal review of $12.3 million in grants to the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation to build or renovate correctional facilities found transactions were mostly recorded accurately, but that administrative processes were not always conducted properly.
Also, the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s documentation did not support information provided in financial reports, according [...]

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