Through think tanks, academia, and its own public education website, the Independent Petroleum Association of America is intertwined with many of the largest oil and gas companies in the world.
A website that bills itself as a nonpartisan portal for political participation is run by real estate lobbyists and funnels campaign contributions nearly exclusively from the real estate industry.
The right-wing educational website PragerU has published videos that discriminate against immigrants and Muslims. Sludge found out who’s funding them.
The bill now heads to to Gov. Snyder for his signature or veto.
The House must also pass the measure before it can be sent to President Trump for his signature or veto.
The bill comes as Michigan’s Secretary of State-elect has pledged to increase transparency of dark money
All but 17 House Democrats have signaled they want to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to restore net neutrality rules.
In the final three weeks before Election Day, super PACs spent nearly $90 million on political ads without disclosing who funded them.
Two recent funders of a super PAC backing candidate Steve Greenfield are the brother of the New York Republican Party chairman and a Texas GOP congressman.
Outside spending on the state’s congressional races increased 20 percent between 2016 and 2018, according to Sludge’s analysis.