How Schools Are Diverting Billions in Covid-19 Funds for Bailouts

Johnathan Hale Government Performance Initiative, Open Government Institute

A report by the Transparency Foundation shows many K-12 school districts have simply used the Covid-19 funding to pad their balance sheets and, worse, offer pay raises and bonuses. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, President Joe Biden signed into law the so-called “American Recovery Act” that brought federal direct funding to K-12 school districts to more than $200 …

How Politicians Got California Hooked on Foreign Oil at Higher Prices

dylan Government Performance Initiative

California politicians claimed to be saving the environment by restricting oil exploration and transportation within their state – but the only net result was to make the state completely dependent on foreign oil supplies and at higher costs to consumers. With polling showing many California voters increasingly concerned with the integrity of the state’s With average gas prices breaking records …

Transparency Foundation Calls for Improved Oversight of Covid-19 Data

Johnathan Hale Government Performance Initiative, Open Government Institute

The Transparency Foundation is highlighting findings and recommendations being made today by the Government Accountability Office relating to the need for improved oversight of Covid-19 data as well as a need to evaluate the integrity and performance of a wide-range of associated Covid-19 relief programs funded by taxpayers. Among the highlights in today’s GAO Report: federal, state and local governments …