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Resource ID: #27079
Subject: Lobbying
Source: KPHO-TV (Phoenix)
Date: March 25, 2014. May 9, 2014. May 19, 2014



CBS 5 Investigates uncovered thousands of dollars in gifts Arizona state lawmakers were accepting, but failing to report. During their investigation, they traced these gifts through a set of complex state databases that contained lobbyist disclosures, but did not directly connect them to the lawmakers they were financially benefitting. The computer-assisted portion of their investigation took more than 150 hours of analysis. Their finished product included two news stories that appeared during regular newscasts, and a 20-minute special report that aired as part of our 10pm news. In addition, They created a searchable database, that allowed their viewers to find out how much their lawmakers had accepted from lobbyists.

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