Dealing with the aftermath of the recession and continued revenue shortfalls, states cannot afford to hand out enormous subsidies or award lavish contracts with nothing to show in return. To make sure that taxpayer dollars are being used in the best public interest, states must implement stronger accountability mechanisms.
On Tuesday, March 29th Progressive States Network hosted a conference call on the importance of accountability in protecting taxpayers and encouraging economic recovery.
We were privileged to be joined by:
- West Virginia Delegate Barbara Fleischauer
- Francisca Rojas, Harvard University
- Greg LeRoy, Good Jobs First
- Phineas Baxandall, US PIRG