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Bush appointee allows VA employee to be overpaid $41,000 and commute to D.C. from Ark.

By Corbin Hiar

IT director in scandal-plagued VA office allowed to commute from Arkansas, all-expenses-paid

Veterans Department official bills government $130,000 for commute to Washington

By Corbin Hiar

Taxpayers pick up $130,900 commuting costs for senior Veterans Affairs employee

Five federal programs lead list of improper grant payments

By Laurel Adams

As federal spending on grants to state and local governments rises, so does fraud

Geithner's threat to tap congressional retirement funds rings hollow

By John Aloysius Farrell

Don't worry if Treasury is tapping the G Fund; it'll be paid back in full

U.S. food aid must boost nutrition for long-term recipients, adopt sturdier packaging

By Laurel Adams

U.S. food aid must boost nutrition for long-term recipients, adopt sturdier packaging

Black Missouri teens increasingly tried disproportionately as adults

By Kenneth J. Cooper

Missouri has been prosecuting black teens as adults in increasingly disproportionate numbers struggles to track its expenses while managing $500 billion in grants

By Laurel Adams, created to streamline bureaucracy for grants, is failing

Policing the world

By Caitlin Ginley and Laurel Adams

U.S. spending on overseas police training has jumped nearly 2,000 percent in the past two decades

Government agencies blew $125 billion on improper payments

By Laurel Adams

GAO identifies $125 billion in improper government payments in 2010

Restrictions keep schools from state's seismic repair fund

By Corey G. Johnson

California has made it difficult for schools to access seismic repair funds

Lax oversight of school construction raises doubts about earthquake safety

By Corey G. Johnson

Lax oversight of school construction raises doubts about earthquake safety

Portland college students demand changes in sexual assault process

By Lee van der Voo

Students at Portland's Reed College demand changes to the school's approach to sexual assault allegations.

Analysis — Emails favored Walker 2-1

By Kate Golden

Gov. Scott Walker was right: The angry crowds in Madison didn’t tell the whole story of how Wisconsinites felt. ...

Philadelphia Housing Authority spent millions improperly

By Aaron Mehta

The agency in charge of low-income housing for Philadelphia paid $30.5 million to outside law firms over a three-year period and couldn’t fu

‘Stars aligned’ for Alabama ethics revamp?

By Caitlin Ginley

On the heels of an alleged vote-buying scandal in which 11 people were indicted, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley may hold a special legislative sessi

Audit says legal aid boss charged taxpayers for club, car

By John Solomon and Laurel Adams

The head of a Louisiana legal aid group funded by the federal government routinely dined at a private club and drove a leased vehicle for pe

Minnesota gubernatorial candidate to improve state disclosure laws

By Caitlin Ginley

Citing Minnesota’s F grade from the Center for Public Integrity on legislative financial disclosure laws, gubernatorial candidate Margaret A

Federal legal aid vulnerable to fraud, questions of conflicts and intimidation

By John Solomon

U.S. Assistant Attorney General Tony West hailed Maryland’s Legal Aid Bureau with a rousing speech a few weeks ago that equated the nonprofi

Cuomo’s ethics stand would improve New York’s ranking in Center survey

By Caitlin Ginley

New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo kicked off his campaign last weekend by saying lawmakers in Albany need a healthy dose of ethi

West Virginia could pull ahead on ethics front

By Caitlin Ginley

West Virginia stands to gain at least 21 points in our States of Disclosure project, following passage of an ethics bill yesterday in the H

New year for ethics in New York?

By Caitlin Ginley

New York Governor David Paterson is expected to announce a sweeping ethics reform package Wednesday, which is already being hailed as “the m

Do Michigan, Idaho, and Vermont want out of the basement?

By Caitlin Ginley

Since the Center began keeping track of state financial disclosure laws in 1999, three states have stood out somewhat notoriously for, well,

D.C. council passes ethics code, but does it pass our ethics survey?

By Caitlin Ginley

Earlier this week the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved emergency legislation to establish the city’s first “Code of Officia

Ethics news in New Jersey, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Mississippi

By Caitlin Ginley

There’s been movement on the ethics front in at least five states since the Center released its States of Disclosure rankings back in late J

New York legislature blocks ethics changes

By Caitlin Ginley

The New York state Senate voted against transparency last night when it failed to pass a plan that would reform the state’s ethics laws....

Michigan moving up?

By Caitlin Ginley

Citing his state’s poor showing in the Center’s States of Disclosure ranking, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox yesterday proposed an ethic

State ethics update — July 31

By Caitlin Ginley

Since the release of our States of Disclosure report last month, we’ve been monitoring discussions in state capitols about the need for toug

Ohio: Legislative financial disclosure ranking

Ohio: Legislative financial disclosure ranking

Alaska: Legislative financial disclosure ranking

Alaska: Legislative financial disclosure ranking