A System Padded with Patronage

Number 16200
Subject Local Government
Source Republican-American (Waterbury, Conn.)
State Conn
Year 1999
Publication Date April 25, 1999 - October 29, 1999
Summary This investigation uncovered a corrupt administration which was "operating a closed-door system that allowed City Hall to dole out dozens of teaching jobs to a network of relatives, friends and campaign contributors." In a city that has been notorious for this type of politics, the Republican American began this project by tracked the city's finances through the school department.
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Pages 90
Keywords politics; government; education; school departments; cronyism; nepotism; business malfeasance; ethics
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