Today in accountability news:
- Tucked into the health reform bill ... a nugget of sunshine that California Watch reports will shed "significant light" on the payments made by pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies to doctors.
- At his former post as head of Chicago's public schools, Education Secretary Arne Duncan created a confidential list to help the politically connected get their kids into the city's best schools, reports the Chicago Tribune.
- Californians with medical marijuana licenses won't get arrested for pot use, but could still lose their jobs for it, reports The Sacramento Bee.
- New data shows most Wall Street execs stayed despite the pay limits set by federal regulators, reports The New York Times.
- Wall Street Journal: JPMorgan Chase stands to gain a tax refund of as much as $1.4 billion, thanks to a law approved by Congress last year benefiting businesses that have lost big during the recession.
- Massachusetts' state treasurer had concerns about the state's fiscal health, but they were nowhere to be found in the information he gave to potential buyers of state bonds, reports The Boston Globe.
These stories are part of our ongoing roundup of investigations from other news outlets. For more, visit our Investigations Elsewhere page.