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  • 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.
  • Pork barrel rolls along

    Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record takes a hard look at pork-barrel spending by sifting through four years worth of special interest appropriations; finds an expensive pattern of political favoritism, regional inequity and lack of fiscal control, February, June and August 1987.
  • School Reform

    Kalamazoo (Mich.) Gazette publishes series that uses information gleaned from Michigan Department of Education computer tapes; data suggests other factors, such as classroom size and graduation requirements, are more important to education quality than levels of spending, Aug. 19-24, 1987.
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    Business Week uncovers a pattern of bad management practices at Pittsburgh appliance manufacturer Allegheny International, including low interest loans to executives, lavish spending and risky investments, Aug. 11, 1986.
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    Wichita (Kan.) Eagle-Beacon runs a special reprint on the declining quality of higher education in Kansas; looks at open admissions policy, industry's influence on research, university spending and other universities' approaches to similar problems, 1986.
  • Trouble!

    Business Week finds evidence of lavish spending and questionable investments by top management at Allegheny International, despite a 70 percent tumble in market value of public shares.
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    Idaho Statesman (Boise) finds evidence of illegal travel and spending by staff of the Western Idaho Fair Board, Dec. 21-22, 1986.