September 14, 2006
Apparently, this "where does my money go" site (see previous post) isn't an original idea, although why the best summary of the battle for getting the matter unveiled appears in a Scots newspaper, I'm sure I don't know. According to the font of information that is Wikipedia, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act has passed both House and Senate and is awaiting a Presidential Signature. It looks as if it's focussing on listing the organizations that receive federal funding as well as the amounts received. Depending on how that gets translated from the legal-speak of the bill to an actual website, it might be somewhat less than I'd hoped (since there doesn't seem to be a requirement that the receiving organization detail what they did with the money after they received it). But it's a start.
Posted by Christina Gilman at 2:47 PM