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The story that I found where computer-assisted reporting is used comes from www.nicar.org's Extra! Extra! link.
The story is titled "County pays price when property owners don't." This story is about paying taxes, property taxes specifically. It does into depth about how the Dallas County property owners are failing to pay their taxes. Then the story goes into detail about how much revenue was lost due to the failure to pay taxes. Computer skills were needed here to explain were all the money could have gone. The reason people aren't paying their taxes is because they stall to collect on bankruptcies, challenge appraisals or they disappear with no address.
The story describes how enough money was lost to pay for 10,000 sheriff's deputies or half of the Trinity River toll road project. The article then uses computer skills to figure out where exactly the missing money was coming from. The story talks about how people are reducing their tax bills and how the state is heavily dependent on property taxes and that they can't exactly afford to not get this money. It shows how the state uses the money and the results of what happens when people decide to not pay.
The article then goes into detail about certain laws about paying taxes and it is obvious that computer assisted reporting is used because it talks about interest rates, collection efforts, common patterns and lawsuits that affect each of the situations and ideas.