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The New York Times: Rats Are Taking Over New York City

Gentrifying neighborhoods are a key reason behind the vermin outbreak, which extends beyond New York — Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles are also confronting issues.

Forbes: How the Fortune 100 Turned $2 Billion in Lobbying Spend Into $400 Billion of Taxpayer Cash

Fortune 100 companies are successful because they care about return on investment (ROI). They’ve learned that the Washington D.C. system is built on pay-to-play – and it’s now part of the corporate business model. The more you pay, the easier it is to play.

CSPAN Washington Journal: Federal Funding of Fortune 100 Companies Interview

Adam Andrzejewski discusses our latest oversight report "Federal Funding of Fortune 100 Companies." ​
Washington Times
May 06, 2019 09:00 PM

The Washington Times: Taxpayers fund research for world's richest, most powerful companies, watchdog finds

Fortune 100 companies are among the most aggressive at lobbying Washington — and collect nearly $100 billion a year in federal contracts and grants, according to a watchdog report that suggests taxpayers are feeding the bottom line. Most of the $399 billion collected from 2014 to 2017 went to buy goods or services, especially the complex and expensive weaponry upon which a modern military relies, OpenTheBoooks found.
May 06, 2019 06:45 PM

Federal Funding of Fortune 100 Companies - An OpenTheBooks Oversight Report | American Transparency

Press Release: U.S. Senator Joni Ernst Introduces "End-of-Year Fiscal Responsibility Act"

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), known for making Washington “squeal,” is introducing new legislation that will halt federal agencies’ end of year “use-it or lose-it” shopping spree by removing incentives for the government to spend needlessly.
May 01, 2019 02:00 PM

Real Clear Politics: Billion-Dollar Binge Buying Is No Way to Budget

At a Cabinet meeting last October, President Trump instructed the heads of every federal agency to cut their budgets by at least 5% this year. Ironically, just days earlier, those same agencies had blown through $53 billion in a single week during the annual “use it or lose it” shopping spree that has become one of Washington’s most notorious traditions.

Mapping San Francisco’s Homeless Hypodermic Needle Challenge – 30,000 Case Reports Of Needles In The Public Way Since 2011

Today, the City of San Francisco is in trouble. The city hosts an estimated homeless population of 7,500 people. Affluent sections of the city have become dangerous with open-air drug use, tens of thousands of discarded needles, and, sadly, human feces.

Daily Mail Online: Interactive map reveals the staggering number of human waste on San Francisco's streets

Interactive map reveals the staggering amount of of human waste on San Francisco's streets as its homeless crisis grows. Since 2011, there have been 118,352 instances of human waste being reported.

Forbes: Mapping San Francisco's Human Waste Challenge

Mapping San Francisco's Human Waste Challenge - 132,562 Cases Reported In The Public Way Since 2008
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