Websites and online applications such as Stimulus Watch and EarmarkWatch are casting new light on the way federal agencies spend taxpayer dollars. Now journalists, bloggers and transparency advocates are applying the same model to state and local governments in our region. We get a local perspective on transparency, technology and news-gathering.


  • Jerry Brito Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Adjunct Professor of Law, George Mason Universiy School of Law; creator of; co-creator
  • Derek Willis Developer, Interactive News Technology group at The New York Times; Adjunct Professor, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University; former Research Database Editor, the Washington Post
  • Amy Mitchell Deputy Director, Project for Excellence in Journalism

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