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Net Neutrality Potentially Gains Powerful Foe in Top Justice Candidate
Frank Bass | December 07, 2018
Corporations that have spent millions to gut Obama-era net neutrality laws may soon get more influential help to thwart state measures aimed at protecting consumers from having to pay extra for internet “fast lanes.”
Almost Two Years After Pruitt Nomination, Tax Return Reveals Extent of Dark Money Support
Andrew Perez | November 21, 2018
More than four months after Scott Pruitt resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency in disgrace, the public is finally receiving details about the special interest money spent to confirm him as the agency’s administrator.
Wealthy Opponents Of San Francisco Homeless Services Tax Bankrolled 2016 Tent Ban
Andrew Perez | November 06, 2018
Donors opposing a ballot measure to fund more homeless services in San Francisco with a new tax on its wealthiest companies previously bankrolled a successful 2016 initiative to ban tent encampments in the city.
Corporations Flood Midterms With Money Even While Running Up $1.7 Trillion In Debt
Frank Bass |
Corporations that are pouring campaign cash into the midterm election cycle have accumulated at least $1.7 trillion dollars in debt, according to a MapLight analysis of Securities and Exchange Commission documents.
Dialysis Giant Stakes Almost 1 Percent of Total Value on CA Ballot Measure
Amari Cowan |
A California ballot measure that would cap profits for dialysis treatments has emerged as the most expensive opposition campaign in state history, spurring one company to spend almost 1 percent of its total value to defeat the proposition.
How The Few Rule the Many
Daniel Newman |
MapLight President Daniel G. Newman explains in an opinion piece how reforms to our democracy could restore majority rule.
The Avenues for Foreign Influence in U.S. Politics
Alec Saslow |
A new MapLight graphic explores the existing avenues for foreign actors to influence U.S. politics as well as the ways we can begin to repair our system to restore transparency and accountability to elections.
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