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  • Probe at Texas A&M

    The Dallas Morning News series of stories that "examined the business practices and management of the nation's third-largest university, Texas A&M University and its parent administrators. We discovered conflicts of interest among top administrators and abuse of authority by non-paid regents who governed the $1 billion system."
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    The LA Times publishes a special report on the financial difficulties that ORange County is facing; the finances were so bad that the county declared itself bankrupt. The report examines how the county was able to lose $1.5 billion on the bond market; how it will affect the ordinary person in the county and what steps are being taken to remedy the situation, Dec. 11, 1994
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    Pittsburgh (Penn.) Post-Gazette details the inner workings, hiring and finances of the state's Supreme Court, much of it conducted with no accountability or public report, Oct. 10 - 14, 1993.
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    Mother Jones Magazine shows how three of George Bush's sons built private fortunes by trading on their father's name and running with con men; looks at the personal finances of the three sons, Jeb, George Jr. and Neil, September/October 1992. # CA Pizzo
  • THE MONEY CHASE

    WPBT-TV (Miami) looks at campaign finances and what impact corporate donations have on the development of policy; finds a growing trend of health care-related corporations giving to Democratic candidates, Oct. 14 - 26, 1992.
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    Gannett News Service (Arlington, Va.) reports on 14 members of Congress who sponsored or voted on legislation that could directly benefit their own finances; a loophole in ethics rules allows lawmakers to vote on legislation that benefits them; finds double standard for Congress and for members of the executive branch, November 1992.
  • BANKRUPT MILLIONAIRE: Neil Bush's buisiness partner

    KTTV-TV (Los Angeles) examines the finances of a high-flying investor who defaulted on over $100 million in loans at Silverado Savings, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill; the man was the business partner of Neil Bush, the son of President George Bush, Oct. 27, 1992.
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    City Paper (Washington, D.C.) City Paper looks at the finances of Pat Robertson and his religious broadcasting empire and ultra-right-wing political movement, which is set to propel him into a serious contender for the 1996 GOP presidental nomination, July 10, 1992.
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    New Times (Phoenix) investigates the finances of Arizona Gov. Fife Symington and finds highly questionable business practices, including the fact that his real estate empire is deeply in debt and he received questionable loans; Symington hid his business records while campaigning; he received $1.3 million in illegal campaign loans from his mother and wife, 1991.
  • Rules of the game: the senate's money politics.

    Rolling Stone looks at the role financial contributions play in Congress by focusing on the Keating Five affair and the savings and loan scandal; finds that the root of the problem lies with campaign finances.