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    Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) documents the inadequacies of the state's Medicaid system; despite spending more than any state in the nation, the program leaves the poor and elderly without adequate medical care; elderly often bankrupted by long-term care costs before Medicaid will cover them, Dec. 17 - 24, 1989.

    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.