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Jonetta Rose Barras: Waste and abuse in plain sight

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Contracting and procurement. Show those words to average citizens and their eyes glaze over. Yet, each year the District spends billions of taxpayers' dollars purchasing goods and services. Many transactions escape scrutiny. Contracting and procurement is the place where waste and abuse hide in plain sight. Consider the $12.7 million contract that Mayor Vincent C. Gray forwarded last week to...

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