Sludge Runs on Civil + CVL

Civil announced this past Friday that its public CVL token sale is now open for registration on Token Foundry, and will commence on September 18th.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Bob Goodlatte May Be the First Member of Congress to Disclose Owning Bitcoin

Goodlatte, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, owns as much as $80,000 in cryptocurrency. His son is an angel investor in cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase.

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Shady Donations Leave Voters in the Dark as Michigan Governor’s Primary Approaches

In the Aug. 7 primary, three contenders will vie for the Democratic nomination. But murky pass-through donations and unaccounted-for money still loom, leaving voters without critical information days before the election.

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Thurgood Marshall Jr. Is Giving Thousands to a Private Prison PAC

Marshall, Jr., has been on the board on the second largest private prison company in the United States since 2002. In just 2016, he received $221,000 in compensation for working on the board.

Michigan Primary category in which blog post is published

Despite Ties to Opposition, Michigan High Court Approves Redistricting Measure for November Ballot

In a 4-3 decision, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that an independent redistricting ballot initiative can appear before voters in November.

Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

Breakaway N.Y. Dems Rake in Big Corporate Donations as Challengers Log Many Small Contributions

Just 2.1 percent of the campaign cash received by members of the recently shuttered Independent Democratic Conference, which caucused with Republicans, came in the form of donations of $200 or less.

Michigan Primary category in which blog post is published

Judges Deciding Michigan Redistricting Measure Rake in Campaign Contributions from Opposition-Linked Groups

The justices on Michigan's Supreme Court that will decide the fate of a proposal to create an independent redistricting commission have received $336,000 from people and groups affiliated with the opposition.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Gillibrand Has Received Big Campaign Donations from Puerto Rico Bondholders

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joins four liberal colleagues in sponsoring a bill to cancel Puerto Rico’s massive debt. But she has accepted campaign donations from executives of several hedge funds profiting from Puerto Rico’s obligations.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Cuomo Campaign Bolstered by Puerto Rico Bondholders Causing Austerity in the Territory

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Puerto Rico this week to help rebuilding efforts. But his reelection campaign has accepted five-figure donations from top financial executives whose firms’ demands have led to austerity measures there.

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