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Michael Grabell

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Michael Grabell covers economic and labor issues for ProPublica. He has produced stories for the New York Times, USA Today, NPR and the CBS Evening News. His investigative work has included stories on the TSA, the Lance Armstrong doping allegations, chemicals stored near schools and neighborhoods, and a bus fire that killed 23 nursing home patients. Before joining ProPublica, Grabell was a reporter at The Dallas Morning News. He is the author of "Money Well Spent?," a book about President Obama’s stimulus package and his efforts to revive the economy from the Great Recession.

Articles (page 5 of 12)

Stimulus Transportation Spending Lags Predictions

Transportation projects are seen as an important source of jobs from the stimulus, but the flow of money is slow.

How Green Was My Stimulus?

Other countries are outdoing the United States when it comes to spending on projects that help the environment.

Stimulus Gets Mixed Reviews in Newest GAO Report

Recovery spending is ahead of schedule, but not all programs have been running smoothly.

States Ignoring Stimulus Welfare Fund

New York back-to-school program goes from lauded to lampooned.

Inspector General Blasts Stimulus for Tiny Airports

A report questions the economic merit of some projects approved by the FAA, and calls for an audit of airport grants.

Stimulus Spending Fails to Follow Unemployment, Poverty

A broad analysis shows that distribution of money from the stimulus package has been uneven, and sometimes runs contrary to need.

Big Stimulus is Watching You

Chart: Approved Highway Stimulus Projects

What highways stimulus projects have been approved?

Browse All Approved Stimulus Highway Projects

No-Bid Stimulus Contracts for Military

Obama Admin Steps Up Defense of Stimulus

Stim Cities

How effective has the stimulus been in eight cities?

Tracking the Stimulus, Where It Counts

Slow as a Turtle Caught in a Crab Pot?

Primed for a Stimulus Ride, St. Cloud Wonders When the Bus Will Arrive

Primed for a Stimulus Ride, St. Cloud Wonders When the Bus Will Arrive

St. Cloud: Where’s the Stimulus Boomtown?

Tools and Resources

Our Stim Cities Survey Participants

Tiny Airports Take Off With Stimulus

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