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Ken Salazar Working For Anadarko After Promising To Honor Federal Ethics Law
Andrew Perez | May 22, 2017
Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has been working for a major oil and gas company as it has sought to limit political damage after a deadly explosion near one of its Colorado wells, according to a spokesperson for Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and emails obtained by International Business Times and MapLight.
Is There A Gas Line Near Your House? How Anadarko Petroleum Killed A Bill Forcing Fossil Fuel Companies To Tell Homeowners
Andrew Perez | May 17, 2017
After after a gas line linked to an Anadarko Petroleum well ignited a deadly home blast in Colorado, the company moved to fight a new bill that would have forced it to tell Colorado homeowners how close they live to oil and gas operations.
Latino Caucus May Hold Key to Battle Between Soda Industry, Health Advocates
Bret Hendry | May 11, 2017
The soda industry’s deep pockets are a well-known hurdle to taxing sugar-sweetened beverages, but a new MapLight analysis suggests the industry may be directing significant amounts of money to an unexpected faction of the California Legislature: its all-Democratic Latino Caucus.
Beneficiaries of $14.4 Billion Over Last Decade, Tax Lobbyists Ready for Trump Bonanza
Frank Bass |
The nation’s tax lobbying industry, already the second-largest source of arm-twisting activity on Capitol Hill, could see its biggest payday in more than three decades if President Donald Trump’s plan to slash corporate taxes is taken seriously by lawmakers.
Banks Gave Big to Lawmakers Voting to Weaken Financial, Consumer Protections
Alec Saslow |
A House committee passed the Financial CHOICE Act today, approving a bill that would gut significant parts of the landmark Wall Street reform law passed in the wake of the financial crisis. The measure now heads to the full House of Representatives for a vote.
Dianne Feinstein Raising Money From Health-Care Lobbyists After Dismissing Single-Payer
Andrew Perez |
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is raising money from health care lobbyists while progressives push for single-payer health care.
Long Overlooked, Case That Laid Foundation For Citizens United Marks Tenth Anniversary
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins |
Argued 10 years ago this week, the Supreme Court's decision in Federal Election Commission vs. Wisconsin Right to Life opened the floodgates for more money in politics by letting corporations pay for “electioneering communications,” advertisements aired within 60 days of an election that mention candidates by name.
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