Monday, September 26, 2005

The Usual Suspects

Contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts are being awarded through no-bid contracts to firms with close ties to top politicians such as Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and ex-FEMA chief and Bush campaign manager Joe M. Allbaugh. In "Many Contracts for Storm Work Raise Questions," Eric Lipton and Ron Nixon of The New York Times sift through the first $1.5 billion of Katrina contracts awarded by FEMA to find out who's getting what.


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