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Pennsylvania Independent

Pennsylvania Independent describes itself as “a public interest journalism project dedicated to promoting open, transparent, and accountable state government by reporting on the activities of agencies, bureaucracies, and politicians in Pennsylvania.”¬†The site was¬†initially launched in 2010 with the help of the Commonwealth Foundation, and in January 2011, announced its transition to being supported by the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. The Franklin Center seeks to “investigate and inform the public about waste, fraud, abuse, ethical questions and safety concerns involving the use of taxpayer dollars,” and was launched with the help of the Sam Adams Alliance, a free-market think tank.