The Fund for Investigative Journalism

Supporting investigative reporting projects around the world

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  • Campaign contributors more likely to get debt-collection contracts in Ohio

    James McNair examined 10 years of public data on behalf of the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism. He found a strong correlation between the amount of campaign contributions and the revenue received by law firms doing collection work for the state attorney general’s office. What’s more, the data showed that debt collection firms who hired lobbyists got more money. 

    [Funding for this project was provided by the Park Foundation.]