Demonstrators denouncing systemic racism in law enforcement and the May 25th killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police officer face off with a line of NYPD officers hours after violating a citywide curfew on June 4, 2020 in New York City. Scott Heins / Getty Images

Poorer Cities Spend More of Budget on Police, Even Where Crime Is Lower

Data analysis of 473 cities nationwide finds that spending on police takes up almost one-third of municipal budgets, independently of local crime rates—with poorer cities spending a higher share.

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Hospital Lobby Shells Out For Its ‘Friend in Washington’ Richie Neal

The American Hospital Association is boosting the Massachusetts Democrat who blocked surprise billing reform.

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New Ohio Speaker Has His Own Ethics Issues Involving FirstEnergy

Bob Cupp, who replaced indicted former speaker Larry Householder, was the subject of a judicial ethics complaint involving campaign contributions from FirstEnergy, one of his top donors and the company that allegedly bribed Householder.

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Kennedy to Refund Donations From Fossil Fuel Lobbyist

A lobbyist for natural gas and pipeline companies gave Kennedy the legal maximum contribution, a violation of the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge that Kennedy signed.