Local Government Corruption Overview

As part of the Commissionís continuing assault on local government corruption and the conditions which sustain it, public hearings were held in January 1992 and a report was issued in September. The report detailed purchasing scams, corrupted inspections, tainted land use decisions and a raft of embezzlements of government funds. A key focus involved troubling examples where organized crime has capitalized on the presence of municipal corruption. At least two statutes incorporating the Commissionís s recommendations have been enacted, and a number of other bills are under consideration by the Legislature.

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Scenes From an Epidemic, Pills to Heroin

Union Leave Costs Taxpayers Millions

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Waste and Abuse in Local Government Employee Compensation and Benefits

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