October 2009 Posts

Oct
27
2009

Preview: State ARRA Job Numbers Are All Over the Map

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.

Oct
22
2009

Is the Recovery Act Stimulating Privatization?

AFSCMEKey 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.

Oct
22
2009

In the Bronx, could a loss lead to a win?

blogphotokara2No, it’s not baseball, it’s NYC’s land use process.

Oct
22
2009

In the Bronx, could a loss lead to a win?

No, it’s not baseball, it’s NYC’s land use process. This week, the New York City Department of City Planning voted 8 to 4 in favor of a plan to develop the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx into a mall, even though the deal lacks a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA). So why are