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Accountability (When it's broken, we'll show you)

Updated: February 19, 2020 | 6:45 pm

Harrisburg becomes first Pennsylvania Roman Catholic diocese to declare bankruptcy

The diocese has been under financial strain from legal fees and payouts to people its clergy and other affiliates abused over many decades.

By Katie Meyer and Ed Mahon

PA Post investigation prompts civil liberties group to demand change at Pa. jails

Our investigation on commissary items is the basis for a nonprofit’s legal claim advocating for prisoners’ rights
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Millions of dollars in tax credits may not be paying off for Pennsylvanians

Reviews of tax credits approved by the legislature found some are never used, lack follow-up, or are vulnerable to scams
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

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

Government watchdog group apologizes for violating Pa. lobbying law

The executive director of Common Cause Pennsylvania said the group would not fight the $19,900 penalty imposed by the state Ethics Commission.
By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie/Spotlight PA

Cancer patient sentenced to jail now receiving treatment, family says

Lebanon Co. judge declined a request to resentence Ashley Menser to home confinement
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Champion of Pa. lobbying disclosure law was fined $19,900 for breaking it

Common Cause Pennsylvania attributed the error to technical difficulties, but state officials disputed that claim
By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie/Spotlight PA

Check our work: How we reported our story on commissary items and prices

Data scraping, manual input and trips to Walmart were all part of the process ... plus some modeling assistance from reporters
By Joseph Darius Jaafari