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  • "THE TROUBLE INSIDE"

    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.
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    Indianapolis News reviews campaign spending records and finds Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction used campaign funds for personal expenses, January-May 1985.
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    New York Newsday tells the story of a con man whose organization gutted two savings and loans and a private bank while raising millions of dollars from more than 2,000 investors--and spending it on himself, 1989.
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    Hot Springs (Ark.) Sentinel-Record runs articles on spending illegalities and conflicts of interests by the city's advertising commission, which publicizes the city's tourist attractions, 1983.
  • Tourism Declines After Inefficient Tax Spending

    Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel finds funds from a county tax aimed at increasing area tourism have been spent inefficiently and tourism has actually declined.
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    Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) details the spending of the New York state legislature; finds unlimited expense accounts, generous staff salaries and pension benefits into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
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    Chicago Tribune runs series examining spending at Chicago-area hospitals, finding waste and profiteering at some resulting in greater expense for the ill as well as the healthy.