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Rick Scott Super PAC Received Donations From Firms With Florida Pension Business
Andrew Perez and David Sirota | April 19, 2018
A super PAC led by Florida Gov. Rick Scott raked in donations from two private equity executives after Scott’s administration directed lucrative state pension investments to their firms, according to government records reviewed by MapLight and Capital & Main.
Koch Flagship Dark Money Organization Received $48.7 Million Gift During Election Year
Frank Bass and Andrew Perez | April 12, 2018
A single donation accounted for more than three-quarters of the $63.7 million donated to the Koch brothers’ flagship political organization in 2016, according to tax records obtained by MapLight.
During First Year, Pruitt Met With 39 Donors Who Gave $286K to OK Campaigns and PACs
Andrew Perez | April 10, 2018
Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has met during the last year with more than three dozen organizations that donated to his past campaigns and political committees, according to a MapLight analysis.
Facing Capitol Hill Interrogations, Facebook Will Find If Campaign Cash Bought Friends
Frank Bass and Laura Curlin |
Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, will discover this week if millions in political campaign contributions prevents him from being unfriended on Capitol Hill as the company struggles to regain its reputation in the wake of a devastating privacy scandal.
Google ‘Preferred Partnerships,’ Embeds and ‘Ideation Sessions’ Move Digital Ad Industry Deeper into Political Turf
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins and Andrew Perez |
Last March, the American Action Network, a dark money organization associated with House Speaker Paul Ryan, announced it had entered into a “preferred partnership” with Google.
Donors Lobbying EPA Gave $181K to Pruitt Oklahoma Committees, Now Reaping Benefits
Andrew Perez and Laura Curlin |
As an Oklahoma politician, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt received $181,000 in political contributions from donors who lobbied the EPA last year, according to a MapLight review.
Coal Giant Aims to Head Off Criticism of Trump Greenhouse Gas Plan At Wyoming Hearing
Andrew Perez |
After a trio of high-profile public hearings that have featured heavy criticism of the Trump administration’s plan to repeal limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the nation's third-largest coal producer is taking steps to avoid a fourth round of attacks.
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