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"Two years after New Jersey's State Commission of Investigation issued a scathing report on waste and fraud in school roofing projects in New Jersey, the state is now engaged in the largest school construction project in state history. News 12 New Jersey's I-Team looked into whether the highly touted report, and the reforms that followed had resulted in any significant improvements."
After the Texas Funeral Service Commission cracked down on the largest agency in the state, Service Corp. International decided to strike back. Instead of action being taken against the company, the regulatory commission itself was examined. SCI appealed to then Gov. Bush to make it happen.
Examination of government records and historic data complied by The Daily Oklahoman showed that two major corporations, Canada-based Loewen and Houston-based Service Corp. International, had quietly amassed nearly 40 percent of Oklahoma City's funeral home business between them, buying local funeral homes and continuing to operate them under their long-established names. The Oklahoman undertook the project after SCI announced plans to acquire Loewen. A price survey conducted by The Oklahoman showed that the corporate-owned funeral homes, while establishing an ever-larger presence in the local market, were the most expensive. (November 17, 1996)