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Dark Money

Real Estate Primary category in which blog post is published

How the Real Estate Industry Masks Its Campaign Donations Through the Internet

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.

Immigration Primary category in which blog post is published

Who Funds PragerU’s Anti-Muslim Content?

The right-wing educational website PragerU has published videos that discriminate against immigrants and Muslims. Sludge found out who’s funding them.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Bill Criminalizing Dark Money Disclosure is Passed by Michigan House

The bill now heads to to Gov. Snyder for his signature or veto.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Senate Votes to Reverse Rule Allowing Dark Money Groups to Further Mask Donors

The House must also pass the measure before it can be sent to President Trump for his signature or veto.

Michigan Primary category in which blog post is published

Darker Money: Michigan Senate Passes Bill Making Dark Money Disclosure a Crime

The bill comes as Michigan’s Secretary of State-elect has pledged to increase transparency of dark money

Net Neutrality Primary category in which blog post is published

Here’s How Much Money Dems Not Backing Net Neutrality CRA Get from Comcast, Verizon and AT&T

All but 17 House Democrats have signaled they want to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to restore net neutrality rules.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Tens of Millions in Mystery Money Funded Final Weeks of Midterm Ads

In the final three weeks before Election Day, super PACs spent nearly $90 million on political ads without disclosing who funded them.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

‘Dirty Trick’: GOP Super PAC Boosts Green Party Candidate in Tight NY-19 Race

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.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

With Control of Congress on the Line, Outside Spending Increases in New York Congressional Races

Outside spending on the state’s congressional races increased 20 percent between 2016 and 2018, according to Sludge’s analysis.