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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.
  • The case against NASA

    New Republic investigates the costs of NASA's space program and finds that the agency is costing many times more than it did 20 years ago, and makes the case for major reforms within the agency.
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    Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the earmarking by Congress of $493 million for specific universities; critics call it pork barrel spending, while university officials claim that it reflects a pent-up demand at universities for additional support for research and facilities; gives listing of specific projects at numerous universities, Feb. 27, 1991.
  • Some city workers take years, not days, to heal

    Eagle Tribune (Lawrence, Mass.) investigates the large number of worker compensation claims against the city of Lawrence, and finds a workers compensation system out of control and a city attorney who has not won a case before the state Industrial Accident Board in two years despite widespread malingering by workers; pay and benefits cost taxpayers upwards of $2 million.
  • MALAK MANO Y TANO: WHERE HAS THE LAND GONE?

    Columbus Dispatch finds that state agencies and some employment agencies have devised an elaborate name-and-numbers game to circumvent state bidding laws while spending millions of tax dollars a year, Aug. 12, 1990.