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MapLight Wisconsin Launched, Revealing Money's Influence on WI Politics

MAPLIGHT.ORG WISCONSIN GIVES CITIZENS A FRONT ROW SEAT TO THE WI STATE LEGISLATURE

"MAPLight.org's transparency tools thrust sunlight into who's giving money to legislators, how legislators are voting, and how interest groups are aligning on proposed legislation."

-Andy Hall, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Wired.com and MapLight Identify 10 Impediments to Government Transparency

To commemorate the close of Sunshine Week 2011, Wired.com's David Kravets, in collaboration with MAPLight.org, has compiled a list of "shadows" in the political process. Click here to read the article.

Special to the Mercury News: California legislators should have to wear NASCAR-style logos of bill sponsors

Lawmakers in Sacramento say they represent the people. But voters have little to do with who really runs our state.

Top Ten Lobbying Firms in City of Los Angeles, 2007-2009

Top Ten Lobbying Firms by Lobbying Client Payments, 2007-2009

Sponsor introduced bills become laws in California more often than legislator introduced bills undermining democracy

Lawmakers give away citizens’ money, water, and air to the corporations and lobbyists who pay for them to get elected.

In a democracy laws are to be written by legislators elected into office not interest groups who bankroll their election campaigns.