Updates on MapLight's work and accomplishments.
December 03, 2013
October 25, 2012
October 11, 2012
MapLight Voter's Edge for California, a nonpartisan guide to ballot measures, is now available in Spanish. The guide shows each proposition's funding data, summary information, the projected financial impact of the proposition, campaign arguments by proponents and opponents, endorsements, news, editorials, and advertisements.
October 09, 2012
MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics, announces the national expansion of Voter's Edge, a nonpartisan guide to ballot measures. MapLight has joined forces with partner organizations across the country to provide a reliable, nonpartisan source for ballot measure information.
September 12, 2012
August 17, 2012
Aug. 16, 2012—MapLight has conducted an analysis of independent expenditures made by so-called super PACs across the country from Jan. 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 and found that almost $138 million has been funneled by big-monied interest groups to dictate outcomes of the 2012 election.Super PACs have already made over $30 million in independent expenditures to influence House and Senate races in the 2012 election cycle, in addition to the nearly $107 million spent swaying the outcome of the race for the White House.
August 16, 2012
MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that tracks money's influence on politics, has conducted an analysis of census data combined with the geographic origin of over $306 million in contributions to super PACs from Jan. 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012. The analysis found that a disproportionate amount of contributions comes from a few states: