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    Mother Jones investigates the Pentagon's slush fund controlled by the White House to fund secret research and analysis on future weapon systems spending tens of billions of dollars without Congressional oversight; the B-2 bomber, MILSTAR and the A-12 attack plane were funded through this fund, March/April 1992.
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    WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo, Mich.) investigates the entertainment and discretionary spending that University of Michigan presidents use to lure large donations from individuals for the institution, and finds there is no accountability, Feb. 11 - 15, 1991.
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    Miami Herald reporter writes three stories about corruption: first, exposes the cashing of checks by a social services executive that he had made out to himself; the second story deals with a Circuit Court judge who was involved in a cocaine business; and the third story reveals the free-spending practices of a Miami gay rights and AIDS activist who is the director of a financially strapped not-for-profit corporation dedicated to feeding AIDS victims, 1991.
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    Houston Post looks into the spending practices of the Houston Municipal Employee's Pension Fund and finds a system plagued by sweetheart deals and sloppy controls, March 15, 1991.
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    Sacramento (Calif.) Bee analyzes campaign-spending reports by members of the California Assembly who faced no serious opposition, and found that large amounts of money were raised; finds the funds were not spent on re-election, but used to wield power by passing it out to other candidates, initiatives and charities, Dec. 16, 1991.
  • Government waste/a federal offense

    The Kiplinger Program Report (Ohio State University) writes a 32-page expose of government waste and bureaucratic bungling by the federal government; takes in-depth look at the Social Securities Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. General Services Administration, Federal Housing Administration, Bureau of Land Management, the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Pork in the sky

    Washington Post Magazine recounts how U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens (R. - Alaska) secured over $57 million for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for the study of the aurora borealis and its possible energy potential; makes the case that academia is the latest area of pork-barrel politics.
  • Star struck

    Common Cause Magazine reports on the growing trend among congressional hopefuls of accumulating large campaign debts and then repaying the debt while in office; finds that debts and loans are the least-regulated phase of campaign finance.
  • Public giveaways

    In this series, Getter exposed how Florida legislators were spending the state's money illegally, channeling it to other legislators, and granting it to agencies that wasted it. The series prompted an immediate change in government spending in Florida.
  • Were these good buys, Columbus

    Akron Beacon Journal reports on lavish spending by Ohio's state government while the state's human services and education budgets are starving.