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Ditch the Unemployment Rate

Does President Trump really have the benefit of a strong economy heading into the 2020 election year?

Opinion
Immigration Primary category in which blog post is published

Ogilvy Employees Confront Boss Over CBP Contracts Following Sludge Report

Sludge's reporting on CBP contractors inspired employee protests at the ad agency Ogilvy, prompting follow-up reports in NPR, the Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed News, AdWeek, and many local outlets.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

National Grid Asks Customers to Help it Lobby for a New Fracked Gas Pipeline

The utility company implemented a moratorium on new service in the NYC area after a billion-dollar fracked-gas pipeline project was rejected by New York and New Jersey governments, and is now pressing its customers in a last-ditch lobbying effort.

Sludge Turns One

Sludge's investigative journalism on money in politics has had big impacts over the past year. To continue this muckraking work, we're seeking more of our readers to become Sludge Members.

New York Primary category in which blog post is published

NY Assembly Leaders Get Very Little Dough from Actual Humans in Their Districts

In the wake of the New York Assembly’s surprise punt on creating a public campaign finance system, a new report highlights the extent to which Assembly leaders rely on corporations and out-of-district donors to fund their campaigns.

Announcing SludgeWire

SludgeWire is a new subscription service for news alerts on money in politics, for newsrooms, watchdogs, other issue groups. Get in touch to discuss how you can customize email alerts for everything you're tracking in Congress and in states.

Civil Launches Today

The Civil publishing platform is a new token-curated registry for ethical journalism, governed by a co-op of independent newsrooms over the Ethereum blockchain.

Sludge Publishes Full Text of Investigation to Ethereum Blockchain

Archiving work permanently on Ethereum offers new options for independent journalism—made possible by the Civil Publisher, coming soon to a Wordpress near you.

Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

NYC Progressives Coalesce Around Campaign Finance Ballot Initiative

A coalition including national money-in-politics groups Every Voice and the public policy organization Demos, as well as good-government groups Reinvent Albany and major labor unions, rallied last week in support of a ballot initiative that seeks to strengthen New York City's campaign finance system.