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Arizona Judge Reinstates GOP Law Shielding ‘Dark Money’

The state's clean elections commission will now be required to defer to the IRS on which political spending groups can keep their donors secret.

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Billionaire Oligarchs and Anonymous Megadonors Behind Amy Coney Barrett Ads

Finance executives, industrial magnates, and right-wing megadonors have readied the groups spending tens of millions of dollars on ads to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, who often rules in line with corporate interests.

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In Heavily Gerrymandered Wisconsin, a Bipartisan Grassroots Movement Fights for Fair Maps

The Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition has helped pass resolutions in 54 of 72 counties calling on the state legislature to adopt nonpartisan redistricting, with 11 more on the ballot in November.

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STOCK Act 2.0: New Bill Would Shed Light on Congress’ Stock Trades

Senator and reps would no longer be able to bury their financial details on hand-written and poorly scanned paper filings.

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Congressional Leader Lays Down Marker in Revolving-Door Battle

Rep. Raúl Grijalva has built a coalition of outside groups committed to barring corporate insiders from executive branch positions. Now he wants House members to sign on.

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Trump Admin Did Little to Prevent PPP Fraud, New Report From House Dems Concludes

Tens of thousands of PPP loans issued by the administration could be subject to fraud, waste, or abuse, House Democrats found by analyzing program details.

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Oregon Voters To Decide on Limitless Corporate Political Donations

In one of only five states with no limits on corporate contributions to candidates, a coalition of grassroots groups seeks to enshrine the ability for voters to pass campaign finance laws.

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New Bill Seeks to Bring Lobbying Out of the Shadows

The Lobbying Disclosure Reform Act of 2020 would add “strategic lobbying services” to the influence-seeking activities that would have to be publicly reported, among other provisions aimed at strengthening disclosure.

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New Ohio Speaker Has His Own Ethics Issues Involving FirstEnergy

Bob Cupp, who replaced indicted former speaker Larry Householder, was the subject of a judicial ethics complaint involving campaign contributions from the PAC of FirstEnergy, one of his top donors and the company that allegedly bribed Householder.