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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks about the state budget during a news conference, April 7, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. (Office of the Governor of New York via AP)

Good Gov Groups Slam New York’s New Ethics Commission Plan

Politicians will still have too much control over the ethics commissioners, the groups say, as part of a state budget deal negotiated behind closed doors.

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Leonard Leo-Tied Group Pushing Radical Election Theory Got $66 Million Recently From ‘Dark Money’ Hub

The Honest Elections Project helped catapult an extreme legal theory on elections to the Supreme Court.

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Drug Lobby Revenues Skyrocket During Covid Pandemic

Lobbying giant PhRMA reported revenues of more than $600 million in 2021, a new record for the group.

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Trump-Backed MAGA Hub Growing Rapidly, Tax Docs Reveal

The Conservative Partnership Institute, whose leaders include former Trump lawyer Cleta Mitchell, saw its funding balloon with more than $45 million in donations last year as it spread disinformation about widespread voter fraud.