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Pete Stark’s interactive stimulus spending map

By Josh Richman
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 10:21 am in General, Pete Stark, U.S. House.

Lots of lawmakers are quick to note the appropriations they’ve brought home to the district, especially those that come under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) economic stimulus effort. But the office of Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, has come up with a clearer, more interactive way of seeing the impacts in his 13th Congressional District: A tagged Google Map with clickable icons explaining each appropriation.

If you click through to a larger version of the map, there’s a scrollable list as well.

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  • Bill Gram-Reefer

    What’s the difference between Stimulus and Pork?

  • bjd

    Stimulus is what you congressmen brings you, Pork is what the other guys do.

  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    Gotta hand to Ol’Pete’s staff, they’re tech savvy. As for Pete, he hasn’t had a new idea since Sam Rayburn’s last stint as Speaker, or maybe earlier.

  • Arne Simonsen

    Bjd, love your explanation! BGR left himself wide open for that one LOL

  • Bill Gram-Reefer

    That was a great explanation, Arne. It’s only pork when it’s the other guy. Words to live by! Good call Bjd!

  • Bill Gram-Reefer

    It was an impressive display of the Google API