Updates on MapLight's work and accomplishments.
July 22, 2011
Elizabeth Warren or Wall Street: Obama's $26 Million Decision The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – the self-proclaimed “cop on the beat” dedicated to policing unfair, deceptive, and abusive financial services – fell victim to the consequences of the relentless fundraising demanded by our money-dominated political system.
April 30, 2011
April 26, 2011
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
March 18, 2011
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
July 29, 2010
Lawmakers in Sacramento say they represent the people. But voters have little to do with who really runs our state.
July 16, 2010
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
July 13, 2010
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.