A session on the Senate floor at the Virginia State Capitol in February 2019.Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Virginia Senate Blocks Ban on Personal Use of Campaign Funds

While lawmakers killed a bill to rein in their often-lavish personal spending of campaign money, the state approved a study this year of comprehensive reform measures.

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Health Insurance and Pharma Lobbyists Max Out to the Dem Party

The Senate braces for a showdown over expanding Medicare to include dental and vision benefits after healthcare industry lobbyists have bundled six-figure donations for Democrats’ campaign arms.

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Code for Democracy Debuts New Tool to Track Money in Politics

The web tool aims to make it easier to investigate campaign contributions, lobbying, nonprofit spending, and more, and to get alerts on new data.

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Schumer Took a $66k Bundle of Checks From the Health Insurance Industry’s Top Lobbyist

The bundle was given as the health insurance industry was lobbying against Medicare dental, vision, and hearing coverage being included in the Build Back Better Act.