A major bill to expand the public campaign financing system offered in state elections passed the Hawaii Senate unanimously and awaits action in the House.
Oil and gas companies and big business trade associations were among those keeping up donations after Manchin announced he would not run for re-election.
Labor unions sought to pressure the DNC into banning anti-union vendors in 2022, but a review of FEC disbursements data reveals the party group is still paying millions of dollars to firms that offer union avoidance services.
The donations are on top of the approximately $25 million the company has recently donated to pro-crypto super PACs.
A coalition of companies like Cargill and Chevron hired new lobbyists as it works to convince policymakers that so-called "renewable natural gas" should get government subsidies.
The new super PAC is being advised by a Republican strategist whose former firm provided union avoidance services.
Councilmember Nithya Raman announced that a study on establishing a "democracy voucher" program for city elections will arrive in January.