New York

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

NY Candidate and Pharma Heir Faces Questions on Drug Pricing Independence

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.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Lawyers Defending ExxonMobil Are Big Biden Donors

Two of the Paul Weiss attorneys who successfully defended ExxonMobil in New York against charges that it hid costs related to climate change have given maximum donations to former Vice President Joe Biden.

New York Primary category in which blog post is published

The Business of Homelessness: NYC’s Biggest Shelter Contractor Makes Millions, Offers Shoddy Facilities

As residents complain of maintenance, supply, and safety issues, Acacia Network’s politically connected executives bring home hefty salaries and face a self-dealing investigation.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

National Grid Asks Customers to Help it Lobby for a New Fracked Gas Pipeline

The utility company implemented a moratorium on new service in the NYC area after a billion-dollar fracked-gas pipeline project was rejected by New York and New Jersey governments, and is now pressing its customers in a last-ditch lobbying effort.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Group That Sponsored Anti-Ocasio-Cortez Billboard Tied to Koch and Other Billionaires

The Job Creators Network claims it’s “the voice of Main Street,” but a review of its donors and partners says it’s anything but.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Mystery Donor Revealed: Republican Estée Lauder Heir Spent $100,000 to Boost Green Party Candidate

Yep, you read that right: A businessman and GOP megadonor gave big bucks to an obscure Texas-based super PAC that typically backs Republicans.

New York Primary category in which blog post is published

After Losing to Ocasio-Cortez, Crowley’s PAC Spends Big at the Tracks

The leadership PAC associated with the Queens kingmaker spent thousands of dollars at horse racing tracks, hotels, airfare and meals.

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.

Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

NYC Progressives Coalesce Around Campaign Finance Ballot Initiative

A coalition including national money-in-politics groups Every Voice and the public policy organization Demos, as well as good-government groups Reinvent Albany and major labor unions, rallied last week in support of a ballot initiative that seeks to strengthen New York City's campaign finance system.