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Why a $7.3 million stimulus project is a year behind schedule in San Antonio

Red tape stalls stimulus project in San Antonio by John Tedesco We’ve been checking how stimulus funds are being spent in Bexar County, and one of the interesting things we’ve learned is how money for some projects still hasn’t been spent, more than a year after the Recovery Act became law. Last month I met … Read more

Follow the money: Searchable payroll database of city employees posted online

Reporter Greg Jefferson wrote a story in today’s paper that examined how taxpayer money is being spent on salaries and overtime for San Antonio’s 10,000 city employees. The story looks at the city’s highest-paid employees, and explains why $13 million in overtime went to the Fire Department and many of its dispatchers. This information was … Read more