Influence

Michigan Primary category in which blog post is published

Judges Deciding Michigan Redistricting Measure Rake in Campaign Contributions from Opposition-Linked Groups

The justices on Michigan's Supreme Court that will decide the fate of a proposal to create an independent redistricting commission have received $336,000 from people and groups affiliated with the opposition.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Gillibrand Has Received Big Campaign Donations from Puerto Rico Bondholders

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joins four liberal colleagues in sponsoring a bill to cancel Puerto Rico’s massive debt. But she has accepted campaign donations from executives of several hedge funds profiting from Puerto Rico’s obligations.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Cuomo Campaign Bolstered by Puerto Rico Bondholders Causing Austerity in the Territory

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Puerto Rico this week to help rebuilding efforts. But his reelection campaign has accepted five-figure donations from top financial executives whose firms’ demands have led to austerity measures there.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Former Lawmakers Ask FEC to Stop Politicians from Using PACs as Personal “Piggy Banks”

They are prepared to take the Federal Election Commission to court if it does not act.

New York Primary category in which blog post is published

Attempting to Show Small-Donor Support, Cuomo Pads Numbers with Allies

Donations from individuals for $250 or less accounted for $63,694 of Cuomo’s $5.85 million haul, or 1.09 percent of the amount he’s raised since mid-January

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

They’re Sanctuary Jurisdictions, so Why Are They Contracting With ICE?

Areas billed as safe havens for undocumented immigrants seeking reprieve are continuing to contract with ICE despite being labeled as “sanctuary” jurisdictions.