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Payday Lending Campaign Dollars Pave Way for Industry-Friendly Laws
Dan Newman | May 23, 2007
$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 | May 16, 2007
Untitled Document IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dan Newman May 16, 2007
Net-Neutrality Bill
Dan Newman | May 10, 2006
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.