Stimulus Leads to Better State Level Reporting


NextGov reports on positive side-effects of the stimulus’ disclosure and transparency provisions:

Technology that states have deployed to report how they spent federal stimulus funds is likely to permanently change information exchange across the public and private sector, despite controversy over figures on the number of jobs created and saved, said New York officials, academics and federal leaders.

I think that, even in the face of criticism over data problems in stimulus reporting, almost everyone agrees that the creation of has been a huge transparency victory. The disclosure requirements look even better after seeing the transparency success trickle down to the states.