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Resource ID: #25958
Subject: Government
Source: Virgin Islands Daily News
Affiliation: 
Date: Aug. 3, Oct. 11, Oct. 12, Oct. 13, Oct. 16, Oct. 17, Oct. 23, Oct. 24, Oct. 26, Oct. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11., 2012

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The Virgin Islands Daily News battled the Virgin Islands Senate via FOI requests, numerous stories and editorials, and we finally had to file a lawsuit against the legislative body - at a cost of more than $20,000 to our under-10,000 circulation newspaper - before winning access to thousands of records of the senators' spending. As a result, several senators chose not to run for reelection, several were not reelected and the rest have made loud and public pledges of total transparency. The newspaper's scrutiny and reporting on the misuse of public money - as revealed in the documents we obtained - is ongoing.

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