About Us

Named ShovelWatch and on the Web, the site will provide documents, data and original reporting to help citizens monitor the progress and effectiveness of the largest domestic spending bill in U.S. history.

ShovelWatch represents the second partnership between ProPublica and WNYC Radio. The first was a joint effort that explored the environmental hazards of natural gas drilling in upsate New York and the potential effect it could have on the watershed that supplies New York City’s drinking water.

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