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NY Assembly Leaders Get Very Little Dough from Actual Humans in Their Districts

In the wake of the New York Assembly’s surprise punt on creating a public campaign finance system, a new report highlights the extent to which Assembly leaders rely on corporations and out-of-district donors to fund their campaigns.

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Astroturf Campaign Attacks Discount Drug Program for the Poor

An anti-government waste group is helping its Big Pharma funder oppose a discount drug program that doesn’t cost the government a penny.

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The World’s Most Expensive Weapon Has Flopped

The F-35 program could soon be scaled back—and possibly phased out—after gobbling up hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars.

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‘Red State Assault’ on Ballot Measures Threatens Direct Democracy

Lawmakers in 24 states have introduced restrictions on ballot initiatives after voters passed measures last year including legalizing marijuana and raising the minimum wage.