Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Military Equipment Transfers to Police Have Picked Back Up

After dipping in the back three quarters of 2020 amid a nationwide focus on policing, the transfer of military weapons and equipment to civilian police has picked back up in the first quarter of 2021.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

For Business Roundtable, Corporate Social Responsibility Does Not Require Paying Taxes

Dozens of companies in the Business Roundtable lobbying group have paid no federal income tax in recent years while claiming to lead on "inclusive prosperity."

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

House Progressives Ask Biden to Significantly Cut the Pentagon Budget

Over 50 members of Congress are calling on President Biden to "significantly" cut military spending in next year's budget and invest in pandemic recovery and priorities like health care.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Virginia Senate Blocks Ban on Personal Use of Campaign Funds

While lawmakers killed a bill to rein in their often-lavish personal spending of campaign money, the state approved a study this year of comprehensive reform measures.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Cuomo’s Hidden Billions in Corporate Welfare

Opaque state subsidies of more than $4.4 billion per year have helped Gov. Cuomo to consolidate his political power over the past decade.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Philly’s Gas Utility is Fighting the City on Climate Policy

As the city tries to wean itself off gas, municipally-owned Philadelphia Gas Works is siding with the gas industry against policies that would encourage the use of more energy efficient appliances.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Powerful Reps Rely on Corporate PACs to Pay Their Committee Taxes

Secret pay-to-play systems used by both parties have led to key committees being run by the most corporate PAC-reliant members of Congress.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Blumenthal’s Spouse Stows Away Cargo Company Stock

As he serves on the subcommittee overseeing ports of entry, Richard Blumenthal’s wife is investing in a cargo security company that says it is the only company that can satisfy the scanning requirements recommended by Congress.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Who Will Represent the People of Cancer Alley?

In the race to replace oil and gas ally Cedric Richmond, the leading candidates have their own histories with the industry.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Conservative Groups Launch Misinformation Campaign Against HR 1

Ads and social media graphics from two major conservative groups contain misleading and inaccurate information about the Democratic campaign finance reform bill.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Alaska Senator Mum on Haaland Vote Has Financial Conflict of Interest

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) has up to $5 million invested in a family business that makes petroleum-derived products, some of which it sells to the fossil fuels industry.

New York Primary category in which blog post is published

NY Elections Board Makes It Harder for Journalists to Follow the Money

The state's website makes it extremely difficult to track who is funding campaigns, journalists and watchdogs say, but the Board of Elections insists that “the site is fully functioning.”

Donor-Advised Funds Must Stop Supporting Hate

Without stronger giving policies, national charities will continue to funnel money to hate groups.

Opinion
Investments Primary category in which blog post is published

Pelosi-Controlled Committee Blocks Votes on Congressional Stock Holdings

Paul Pelosi would have to give up his stock trading if bipartisan bills on blind trusts were allowed to advance.

Tech Primary category in which blog post is published

A Big Tech Showdown in Arizona

The state is attempting to pass a bill that would allow app developers to avoid taxes from Apple and Google. Some Democrats are opposed.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

House Dems Pass Sweeping Campaign Finance and Voting Reform Bill

The landmark democracy reform package moves on to a Senate hearing later this month.

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