Portland skyline at night from across the Willamette RiverKelvin Kay/Wikimedia Commons

The Least Transparent Big City in America

A vague state public records law, technology snafus and a lack of communication slow and stymie the accountability process in the Rose City.

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Dems Hire Oil and Gas Astroturf Group Lobbyist for Environment Subcommittee

Kristi Parrott is joining the Subcommittee on Environment from HBW Resources, where she lobbied Congress on behalf of an astroturf group for oil majors.

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GOP Effort to Subvert Democracy Heads to SCOTUS

The conservative Supreme Court majority may hand state legislatures unchecked control over federal elections.

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Hochul’s Stadium Swindle

The New York governor’s billion-dollar subsidy deal for a new Buffalo Bills stadium could reward her husband—and is the latest example of the state squeezing the Seneca Nation.