A subsidiary of Apollo Global Management—Sen. Coons’ second largest donor—backs a chain of nursing homes in New Jersey that have had high rates of infection and death during the pandemic.
Longtime lobbyist Josh Winegarner is benefiting from huge spending by his cattle industry employer in the Republican runoff against Ronny Jackson, former White House doctor to President Trump.
Data analysis of 473 cities nationwide finds that spending on police takes up almost one-third of municipal budgets, independently of local crime rates—with poorer cities spending a higher share.
Police groups have donated almost $15 million to state and local elected officials since 2015, with two-thirds going to Democrats, according to new data from the NoMoreCopMoney project.
With the state's public financing system not yet in place, New York candidates going up against entrenched incumbents face new fundraising challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
After months of questions from local activists, Adam Schleifer, running in the NY-17 Democratic primary, tells Sludge he supports a Senate bill that sets price restrictions on drugs developed with public funding.
A progressive challenge for Trump’s favorite New Jersey Democrat
With preparation time running short, Connecticut, Kentucky, and South Carolina recently expanded access to absentee ballot requests, as court challenges play out in Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas around vote-by-mail during the pandemic.
In Connecticut and Maine, legislators who participated in public campaign financing programs led breakthroughs in passing paid sick leave policies for workers.
Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) received $54,000 from lobbyists for private equity and pharmaceutical interests that opposed a bipartisan surprise medical billing deal in the weeks after he stymied the deal with a last-minute counterproposal.