From Route Fifty:

“This common-sense requirement will reassure both citizens and federal officials that recipients disbursed the provided aid effectively and efficiently,” wrote the organizations, which include the R Street Institute, Heartland Institute, Americans for Tax Reform, National Taxpayers Union and Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Jonathan Bydlak, director of the Fiscal and Budget Policy Project at the R Street Institute, said so far, the federal assistance amounts to a blank check with no reporting or tracking accountabilities built in.

“We should be sort of demanding the same kind of transparency with state aid as with aid to businesses and individuals,” he said, referencing the disclosures made about payments that businesses received through the Paycheck Protection Program.

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