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.

Pharma Ally Kurt Schrader Cashes In on K Street

Schrader’s new lobbying employer works for numerous drug companies like Pfizer and Sanofi, plus industry trade association PhRMA.

Oakland Community Groups Call to Fund ‘Democracy Dollars’ Program

As budget cuts jeopardize the launch of a public campaign financing program approved by Oakland voters, community groups are mobilizing at town halls with a plan to keep the program on schedule this year.

The Fossil Fuel Industry Campaign to Dirty Up Hydrogen Fuel Tax Credits

Oil and gas companies are deploying revolving door lobbyists in their efforts to shape tens of billions of dollars in tax credits for hydrogen fuel meant to drive down polluting emissions.