The people who track your stimulus money say they’re able to do a better job at it.
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board says nearly everyone who’s taken stimulus money is filing reports about how they’re using it.
Early on, the board had trouble getting a number of recipients to file. The reports are required by law, so the recovery board started shaming people into filing, by calling them out in what the board called “losers lists”.
Board Chairman Earl Devaney is my guest now to discuss how the board turned things around.