House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) speaks at a press conference on January 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Trade Groups Decline to Cut Off GOP Objectors

Sludge asked over two dozen corporate trade associations if they would follow their member companies in cutting off PAC donations to the Republican election objectors. Most declined to say they would.

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Manchin’s Proposal Cuts Campaign Finance and Ethics Reforms From S 1

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

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To ‘Electrify Everything,’ Blockchain Projects Dial Up Green Energy

Decentralized technology is being used to swap carbon offsets internationally, create peer-to-peer energy trading, and promote greater renewable energy in power grids.

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Laws Preventing Dark Money Disclosure Are Sweeping the Nation

ALEC-inspired bills making dark money disclosure illegal are passing more states each year.