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Matt McKinney covers criminal justice and law enforcement, including State Police and the Attorney General's office. He previously worked on the projects and education teams at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he contributed to coverage that won a Pulitzer Prize in breaking news in 2019.

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Pa. House lawmaker wants to end ‘honor system’ that allows agencies to hide contracts

Rep. Seth Grove is calling on the General Assembly to find ways to ensure state agencies follow the disclosure law.
By Matt McKinney/Spotlight PA

The Pa. agency that looks for wasteful spending wasted $160,000 on guns and ammo it can’t use

The state inspector general’s office spent nearly $160,000 on pistols, ammunition and related equipment that its investigators are not legally allowed to carry. As a result, the weapons have collected dust in storage for nearly two years.

By Matt McKinney/Spotlight PA