Making Things Happen

September 30, 2015

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And the results? South Carolina politicians and policymakers now know they’re being watched. Many of them may still abuse the public trust, use public resources for private gain, ignore state law, and perpetuate waste and inefficiency. But those politicians and policymakers are now on the defensive in a way they haven’t been before.

Our stories didn’t just make people say “Wow!” and “What an outrage!” They didn’t just put politicians and agency officials on the spot. All of our stories do both of those things. What made these stories special is that they change things. They alter behavior; they make things happen.

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