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    Dallas Morning News covers the extent of hunger and homelessness in Dallas, a city traditionally among the nation's most frugal in social services spending, targeting the mentally ill, families, single mothers, the elderly and alcoholics, 1986.
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    Atlanta Journal/Constitution examines city spending of federal Community Development Block Grant funds to provide jobs for residents of low-income neighborhoods; finds that few new jobs ever materialized, March 2, 1986.
  • The Cost of a Legislature

    Columbia (Mo.) Missourian investigates the Missouri state legislature; the five-part series looks at "how well Missouri's senators and representatives manage the tax money they spend to conduct the public's business." The four-month investigation involving thousands of pages of documents and numerous interviews revealed money spent on redecorating expenses, travel expenses and salaries of representatives and senators. Also, missing inventory and nepotism revealed.
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    Wall Street Journal finds congressmen use campaign funds for country club outings, football tickets, etc.; by calling almost any activity "political," politicians can get around campaign spending law requirements, Dec. 3, 1985.
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    St. Louis Post-Dispatch series examines the widespread flaws in the military procurement system that allow spending scandals to occur, Dec. 15, 1985.
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    Washington Post series examines the hidden cost to America's economy and industrial might of sustained heavy defense spending, Dec. 1, 1985.

    Chicago Sun-Times articles examine the problems Chicago schools have in providing quality education; finds low rate of spending per pupil, oppressive bureaucracy, inadequate teacher training; focuses on Pittsburgh's success in improving its public education, May 1987.
  • A Higher Standard

    WSMV-TV (Nashville) series looks into questionable campaign spending practices of Rep. Bill Boner of Tennessee; story started when a Nashville defense contractor claimed he paid a bribe to Boner, May 20 - 29, 1985.
  • Downhill Dollars

    WAST-TV (Albany) airs an in-depth series on over-spending and mismanagement in construction for the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, January 1980.
  • Military Series

    ABC News 20/20 report on military waste focuses on the expense of spare parts, "revolving door" problem--military watchdogs going to work for defense contractors--and waste and high-spending by one contractor: Pratt & Whitney, 1983.