Last week I posted a breakdown of Minnesota’s $7 billion in stimulus dollars. However, conducting a comprehensive review of the contracts, grants and loans is a huge task.
So here’s an experiment: I’m looking to sign up 50 volunteers to spend a minimum of 15 minutes poring over the county-by-county data organized so elegantly by ProPublica. Are you up for it? Great. It’s simple.
First, sign up here:
The next steps are just as simple:
STEP 1: Go to ProPublica’s Recovery Tracker Minnesota page.
STEP 2: Under “counties” select any county.
STEP 3: Start browsing under the “projects” heading and flag anything that catches your eye.
If you want to see more about any project, click “see details” for information on sub-contractors, etc.
STEP 4: Tell us what you’ve found using the simple form below (you can also access the form here and keep it open in a separate browser window while you browse the ProPublica data).
Signup now! And thank you for your help.