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MapLight Unveils New Tool to Track Money in California Politics Ahead of Midterm Election
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MapLight and NBC Bay Area Highlight Oil and Gas Money in California Politics
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An investigation by MapLight and NBC Bay Area found oil and gas interests have poured more than $180 million into California political campaigns since 2001.
Emails Show NRA Lobbyist’s Influence With Florida Gun Regulators
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Emails obtained by MapLight illustrate the gun lobby’s enormous influence within the Florida agency handling concealed weapon permits.
Despite Concentration of Donations, California Net Neutrality Bill Awaits Brown’s Signature
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The 11 California lawmakers who let amendments that would have gutted a landmark net neutrality measure pass through a key committee received almost $1 of every $6 contributed by internet service providers during the current election cycle.
Rick Scott Invested in the Same Financial Firms As Florida’s Pension System
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his wife have invested at least $18 million in three financial firms managing money for the state’s pension system that Scott oversees -- a situation that intertwines the governor’s personal finances with his responsibility for supervising state employees’ retirement savings.
Why Michael Cohen’s Campaign Law Violations Are Crimes
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MapLight Senior Fellow and former Federal Election Commission Chair Ann M. Ravel traces the purpose of campaign finance laws following Michael Cohen's guilty plea to having knowingly provided payments in order to influence the election.
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