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Oakland Voters Approve ‘Democracy Dollars’ Program to Boost Participation in City Elections

An Oakland ballot measure creating a public campaign financing option and strengthening transparency in election spending passed with strong support.

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Drug Lobby Revenues Skyrocket During Covid Pandemic

Lobbying giant PhRMA reported revenues of more than $600 million in 2021, a new record for the group.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump-Backed MAGA Hub Growing Rapidly, Tax Docs Reveal

The Conservative Partnership Institute, whose leaders include former Trump lawyer Cleta Mitchell, saw its funding balloon with more than $45 million in donations last year as it spread disinformation about widespread voter fraud.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

REVEALED: Oil Industry Lobbying Group Funded ‘Dark Money’ Ad Campaign for Conservative Democrats

The American Petroleum Institute's latest tax filing reveals payments to an opaque group that has spent millions on ads promoting Henry Cuellar, Kyrsten Sinema, and other conservative Democrats.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

With Abortion Access at Stake, These Companies Donated to Anti-Choice Georgia Republican AG Chris Carr

Carr squeaked out a re-election win over a Democratic rival who pledged that she would not enforce Georgia's "heartbeat law" abortion ban.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Oil and Gas Companies Fuel GOP Congressional Takeover Attempt

As it collects record profits, Big Oil is donating more than ever to the largest Republican super PACs.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Leonard Leo’s ‘Dark Money’ Group Donates Millions to Back Republican State Campaigns

An opaque conservative group closely linked with Trump legal adviser Leonard Leo donated nearly $2 million to the Republican State Leadership Committee last quarter.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

How Manchin Capitalized on Being at the Center of the IRA Debate

The senator formed a new fundraising vehicle that lets him solicit larger contribution checks.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Illinois Billionaire-Funded Super PAC Floods Competitive Florida House Race With Negative Ads

Progress Pinellas PAC has spent $4.7 million on ads and mailers attacking Republican candidate Anna Paulina Luna.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Pelosi Super PAC Funds ‘Moderate Party’ Backing Rep. Malinowski

The Moderate Party is attempting to have Malinowski's name appear on the November ballot twice, giving him an advantage over his Republican rival.

Michigan Primary category in which blog post is published

Michigan Ballot Measure Would Finally Bring Financial Disclosures—and Weaker Term Limits

Proposal 1 would make more than 300 term-limited politicians in Michigan once again eligible to run for office.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Oakland Voters to Decide on Fair Elections Measure

A ballot measure would create a public campaign financing option in Oakland, called "Democracy Dollars," and increase transparency of who is spending to influence city elections.

Stocks Primary category in which blog post is published

Democrats’ Stock Ban Bill Has a Major Loophole, Ethics Expert Says

A former federal ethics official warns it would authorize “fake blind trusts in every branch of government.”

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Steve Wynn Makes Biggest Political Donation Yet

The donation was to a pro-Trump super PAC that is supporting Trump-endorsed Mehmet Oz and attacking Senate Democratic candidates this election cycle.

Agriculture Primary category in which blog post is published

Sugar Industry-Backed Senators Urge No Action on High Sugar Prices

In a letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, the senators warn against changing the programs that jack up prices for American sugar.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Maine’s Biggest City to Vote on Clean Elections Measure

The measure in Portland would institute a public campaign financing option similar to one already in place in the state, as well as prohibit corporate contributions and spending by foreign-controlled groups.

Stocks Primary category in which blog post is published

The Conflicted: Reps Own Stock in Companies While Serving on Committees Overseeing Them

Despite public anger over congressional stock trading, senators and reps have held on to personal investments in companies that fall under their committees' jurisdiction.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Manchin Delivered ‘Game Changer’ to His Top Donor

A tax credit that Sen. Manchin secured in the Inflation Reduction Act was celebrated by pipeline company Enterprise Products, the senator's top donor.

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