Barely one percent of funding in the mayoral race has come from small donors, according to the nonpartisan group Reform for Illinois, but reform proposals have the support of both candidates.
A former federal ethics official warns it would authorize “fake blind trusts in every branch of government.”
Congress put provisions in the 2,741-page omnibus funding bill that are designed to stop the government from improving transparency of money in politics.
The web tool aims to make it easier to investigate campaign contributions, lobbying, nonprofit spending, and more, and to get alerts on new data.
Here's how Joe Manchin made his millions in the waste coal industry.
Secret pay-to-play systems used by both parties have led to key committees being run by the most corporate PAC-reliant members of Congress.
A vague state public records law, technology snafus and a lack of communication slow and stymie the accountability process in the Rose City.