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    Money Magazine discloses the lavish lifestyles enjoyed by many U.S. governors; in addition to their salaries, most governors receive mansions, free plane and helicopter travel, generous retirement benefits and other perks, October 1993.
  • It's Your Money

    KSBW-TV (Salinas, Calif.) reveals how even during budget-crunching times, state workers travel freely and use frequent flyer trips as personal perks, costing the state millions of dollars, Nov. 29, 1993.
  • Insider loans at non-profit medical providers

    WBUR-FM (Boston, Mass.) discloses a large pattern of insider loans by hospitals and doctors groups to their senior executives at low interest rates. The investigation demonstrates that these well-paid professionals get extra perks even as consumers are forced to pay more and more.
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    Sacramento Bee reports that regents of the University of California quietly granted outgoing president David P. Gardner a retirement package that included a one-time payment of $937,000; further investigation reveals more perks for Gardner; the regents had strategized to lessen the possible public relations damage, April - November 1992.
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    Business Week lays out the salaries and perks received by corporate CEOs across the nation, and finds the gap between the shop floor and the executive suite is larger than those of most countries and still widening, May 4, 1992.
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    Indianapolis Star reports that the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association is so well funded with tax dollars that its executives receive salaries and perks that are higher than those of the city's mayor and the state's governor, 1991.
  • Money laid to waste by Kootenai official

    "Kim Yerxa enjoyed life as a high-roller during his two years as director of the solid-waste department of Kootenai County, Idaho. Unfortunately, county taxpayers often paid the bill. The Spokesman-Review/Spokane Chronical documented 15 instances of how Yerxa routinely lavished work clothes and other perks on his staff, favored friends and relatives with jobs, and used county equipment and vehicles as his own."
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    Miami Herald looks into the operation of Port Everglades and finds a questionable bidding process, outlandish perks for senior staffers and conflicts of interest, 1990.
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    San Francisco Chronicle reports on abuses in the system that provides textbooks for California school children; decision-making educators routinely accept extravagant perks from publishers; five-part series, April 28 - May 12, 1989.
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    Middlesex (Mass.) News reveals that major directors and officers of a hospital profited by directing hospital business to their own firms, 1987-1988.