Exxon Mobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, seen from the top of the Louisiana State Capitol.WClarke/Wikimedia

Troy Carter Violates His ‘No Fossil Fuel Money’ Pledge by Taking Nine Large Fossil Fuel Donations

Carter has not responded to inquiries from Sludge or the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge and risks having his name removed from the pledge website.

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Oakland Voters to Decide on Fair Elections Measure

A ballot measure would create a public campaign financing option in Oakland, called "Democracy Dollars," and increase transparency of who is spending to influence city elections.

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Democrats’ Stock Ban Bill Has a Major Loophole, Ethics Expert Says

A former federal ethics official warns it would authorize “fake blind trusts in every branch of government.”

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Steve Wynn Makes Biggest Political Donation Yet

The donation was to a pro-Trump super PAC that is supporting Trump-endorsed Mehmet Oz and attacking Senate Democratic candidates this election cycle.