News

Wired Magazine: Telcos Spent $10K Per Telecom Amnesty Vote, Sunshine Group Says by Ryan Singel
Pamela Behrsin | April 02, 2008
March 21, 2008Wired NewsRyan Singel"The analysis found that from January 2005 to September 2007 AT&T, Sprint and Verizon PAC donations favored legislators who subsequently voted in March 2008 to help the companies escape their legal woes."
CongressDaily: House Mental Health Bill Opponents Gave More To Members
Pamela Behrsin | March 14, 2008
March 7, 2008 - "Groups that opposed a mental health parity bill that passed the House Wednesday gave five times the amount of campaign contributions to lawmakers than proponents over the past two years, according to data from MapLight.org, a nonprofit organization that tracks campaign money and members' votes...
Lawmakers’ Votes Align With Campaign Dollars on Mine Safety Bill
admin | January 16, 2008
January 16, 2008 - Lawmakers' votes aligned with campaign dollars on the mine safety bill passed today (HR 2768, the S-Miner Act).Supporters--primarily mining and manufacturing unions--gave an average of nine times more to legislators who voted Yes, compared to legislators who voted No.
Payday Lending Campaign Dollars Pave Way for Industry-Friendly Laws
Dan Newman |
$8 Million in Campaign Contributions Paves the Way for $4.6 Billion in Loan FeesReport links Payday Loan Industry Campaign Contributions to Regulatory Legislation in State LegislaturesMay 24, 2007 - In a report released today, MAPLight.org, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research group, found that the payday lending industry has dramatically increased its state campaign contributions over the last eight years...
MAPLight.org Launches Groundbreaking Money & Politics Search Engine for U.S. Congress
Andrew Page |
Untitled Document IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dan Newman May 16, 2007
Net-Neutrality Bill
Dan Newman |
May 10, 2006 - This customized view shows telcom utilities, like BellSouth, supporting HR 5252, and online services, such as Google, opposing it.
What is the Price of Our Children’s Health?
Dan Newman |
March 20, 2006 - More fresh fruit in school breakfasts--it sounds like a good idea for everyone. This fall legislators sought an $18 million pilot program to help schools pay for fresh fruit.But there was a voice of opposition--the food processing industry. They benefit from more sales of canned, dried, and frozen fruit, not fresh.
1 91 92