Stimulus critics sought stimulus money

Stimulus critics sought stimulus money

Construction workers on the Mission Reach of the River Walk
Construction workers on the River Walk's Mission Reach

I had written some stories about local stimulus projects a few months ago, so it was interesting to read this report by the Center for Public Integrity that showed how elected officials who publicly criticized the Recovery Act had privately sought stimulus funds for their Congressional districts and states.

A cool thing about this project is that bloggers can embed the findings in their own posts. It allows their readers to search the documentation — and uses social media to help the story go viral.