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Entries by ProPublica from 06/2009

Another $2.3B Stimulus Accounting Mistake

| Posted 06.01.2009 | Politics

This week, ProPublica received a copy of a section of California's corrected application for State Fiscal Stabilization Funds that fixes an accounting error worth $2.3 billion.

Budget Cuts Trim Mortgage Complaint Resources

| Posted 06.03.2009 | Business

In Georgia, most of the state workers handling mortgage-related complaints have been laid off. Now, just one staffer -- working "more than full time" -- handles all of the complaints.

The Future of Natural Gas Drilling

| Posted 06.03.2009 | Green

Tomorrow a House Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee will hold its first hearing of 2009 on controversial issues related to the burgeoning natural gas drilling industry.

Is Stimulus Spending Fast or Slow?

| Posted 06.10.2009 | Politics

To date, the department has obligated $15.7 billion, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's latest blog post last night. That is a third of the department's overall stimulus budget.

Stimulus Numbers: Transparent, Yes. Intelligible? No.

| Posted 06.16.2009 | Business

One of our goals for tracking the $787 billion stimulus package is figuring out how much each federal agency is actually spending -- something that's trickier than it sounds.

Officials Acknowledge Program to Treat Injured War Contractors Is Seriously Flawed

| Posted 06.19.2009 | Politics

by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica This story was co-published with the Los Angeles Times. Washington — Lawmakers on Thursday sharply critici...

Authorities Pose No Obstacle to Shady AIDS Charity

| Posted 06.25.2009 | Healthy Living

The case is a window into the fractured and often ineffective oversight of nonprofits.

Mortgage Aid Program Continues to Move Slowly

| Posted 06.30.2009 | Business

To date, "over 200,000" of these loan modifications have been offered, according to the Treasury Department. That leaves millions of homeowners waiting their turn.