NYC Councilmember Carlos Menchaca speaks in favor of an #AbolishICE Resolution, prompted by a Sludge investigation, before it passes the NYC Council.(Video screen grab from NYC Council Legistar site, stated meeting, Sept. 12, 2018.)

Sludge in the news

Selected press, noteworthy links, Tweets and other social media mentions of Sludge's reporting. Documenting our investigative journalism's impacts on the landscape of money in politics.

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Justin ‘No Bailouts’ Amash’s Company Received Up To $2 Million in Coronavirus Bailout Funds

Amash was one of the only representatives to oppose the CARES Act, which established the PPP program. He also voted against the TRUTH Act, which sought to increase transparency around companies that receive PPP funds.

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Big Donors and PACs Dominate Campaign Funding in Nearly Every State, Report Finds

Nearly three-quarters of contributions in state elections come from large donors and PACs, but small-dollar donations could make up that share if states move to adopt public financing for campaigns.

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EXPOSED: Reps Pass Bills That Benefit Their Own Private Companies

Nearly 100 House representatives hold positions at private companies. There's nothing stopping them from using their legislative power to pad their bottom lines.