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Resource ID: #2057
Subject: Tracking the dollar: City hall
Source: Atlanta_IRE_Annual_2004Peter Baniak; Mark Fazlollah; John Tedesco
Affiliation: Lexington Herald-Leader;The Philadelphia Inquirer;San Antonio Express-News
Date: 2004



Fazlollah's tipsheet on ways to investigate government contracts gives reporters a guide to checking for municipal malfeasance. Sources include campaign finance disclosure reports, Thomson Financial's bond data, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, a Web site to check the backgrounds of brokers and securities firms, airport concession contracts, minority business contracts, and bank loans to government officials.

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