Missouri voters
Voters cast their ballots on November 3, 2020 at Jennings Senior High School in St Louis, Missouri.Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images

With Deceptive Measure, Missouri GOP Wins Back Power to Gerrymander

Voters approved a measure from state Republicans that reverses redistricting reforms passed on the ballot on 2018 while also making virtually meaningless tweaks to lobbying and campaign finance laws.

Gerrymandering Primary category in which blog post is published
Donate Primary category in which blog post is published

With Endless Muck to Rake, Sludge Turns Three

Our nonprofit newsroom has stayed paywall-free, allowing our money-in-politics stories to be shared widely. We're asking more of our readers to help by becoming Sludge members.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Fossil Fuel-Funded Think Tank Takes Tonko to Coal Country

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a D.C. think tank that presents itself as being above the fray of petty politics and concerned instead with the very serious business of crafting policies built on “the best ideas from both parties.”

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Manchin’s Proposal Cuts Campaign Finance and Ethics Reforms From S1

Joe Manchin seeks to strip the For the People Act of a public campaign financing option, conflict of interest rules, and key criteria for preclearance of election procedures.