Updates on MapLight's work and accomplishments.
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:
August 01, 2012
Untitled Document Voter’s Edge Colorado Offers a Nonpartisan Source of Information about Ballot Measures – Everything You Need to Know, All in One Place August 2, 2012 – BERKELEY, CA – I-News, a nonprofit news service, and MapLight, a political money tracker, have joined forces to launch Voter’s Edge Colorado, a comprehensive voter guide profiling … Continue reading "Newly Launched “Voter’s Edge Colorado” Tracks Funding Behind CO Ballot Measures"
June 28, 2012
June 28, 2012 - MapLight is expanding our ballot measure voter guide to track who's funding ballot measures in cities and states across the country. We are seeking a handful of state and local groups as partners for a pilot project to track and highlight key information about ballot measures in your state or city.
June 19, 2012
May 17, 2012
May 17, 2012—A MapLight analysis of campaign contribution data from the California Secretary of State shows that a recent contribution of $500K from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg raises the total for committees supporting California's Proposition 29 (Cigarette Tax) to $8.5 million. Committees opposing California's Proposition 29 have raised nearly $40 million.
April 09, 2012
March 19, 2012
. . March 19, 2012—MapLight announces the launch of a new Voter Guide, available in both English and Spanish, profiling California's ballot propositions. The MapLight Voter Guide provides journalists and voters with a snapshot view of each proposition's summary information—what a 'YES' or a 'NO' vote would mean, the projected financial impact of the proposition, campaign arguments by proponents and opponents—and campaign finance data—money raised for and against a proposition and a top 10 list of contributors for and against. In coming weeks the Voter Guide will be expanded to include endorsements, news, editorials, and advertisements.