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  • PSU FOUNDATION INVESTIGATION

    KOIN-TV (Portland, Ore.) exposes a lack of accountability at the Portland State University Foundation, leading to excessive and unauthorized spending by the university president; also finds the university president was intimidating university and foundation staff, Feb. 17 - Oct. 10, 1988.
  • Jackson Hole Hospital Spending

    Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Guide examines the spending and budget plans of the local community hospital; finds plans for major hidden price increases, and huge increases in administrative spending.
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    Intelligencer/Record (Doylestown, Pa.) discloses that a county water resources authority spent millions of dollars to fight the very project the authority had been commissioned to build; exposes the role of the bond trustee in authorizing the spending, Feb. 28 - March 6, 1988.
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    News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.) details the adverse effects of Indiana spending less than most states on public health care; the low spending has resulted in poor people not receiving medical attention, local health departments being severely underfunded, and child care centers not being inspected, Jan. 20, 1988.
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    Spokesman-Review/Chronicle (Spokane) describes the exploitations of elderly people; finds family members are frequently the exploiters, as was the case of a granddaughter spending her grandmother's savings on a car, travel and other luxuries, March 6, 1988.
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    Rocky Mountain News (Denver) examines Colorado's state government; reveals public agencies are often understaffed and underfunded largely due to decisions in the late 1970s to cut taxes and limit state spending; also finds the structure of the state government is antiquated, March 13 - 17, 1988.
  • Amite Basin Commission Finances

    Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge) discovers the part-time secretary of a regional drainage district used public funds to hire his wife and relatives; finds he probably violated the state ethics code by spending public funds on personal purchases, and on mobile telephone calls.
  • Linda Austin

    WCCO-TV (Minneapolis) follows the state's Human Rights Commissioner and her Deputy during an Urban League Conference in San Francisco; shows they attended only one of 30 events there, spending most of their time at an exhibtion hall collecting free gifts given to attendees or back at their hotel; finds they took 25 such trips over a two-year period, Aug. 10, 1986.
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    Common Cause Magazine runs article showing how presidential candidates can use PACs and foundations to circumvent campaign spending limits as long as the candidate has not officially declared, May/June 1987.
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    Chicago Sun-Times investigation of the Chicago Transit Authority finds corruption and favoritism in awarding contracts, operation of defective elevated trains, disregard for safety requirements, exorbitant spending on executives' travel and office furniture, patronage and nepotism abuses, July-December 1987.