Hey! If you're at RootsCamp today in DC, make sure to go to Room 159B at 10:30 today for a panel with Public Campaign, Sunlight Foundation, and the Center for Responsive Politics about making money-in-politics part of your work!Dec13
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The Whine of Wall StreetDec12
Today's must-read is this Politico Story, "Lament of the Plutocrats," with Wall street belly-aching over their treatment by Congress and President Obama. Two highlights:Dec12
A great short video of the rally outside the Supreme Court on the day of the McCutcheon v FEC arguments.Dec12
Campaign Finance/Fair Elections
WSYR: Moreland Commission report on government ethics only beginning, co-chair saysDec12
This weekend, the Boston Globe reported on the success of Connecticut's Citizens' Election Program, featuring State Rep. Matt Lesser, elected at the age of 25 because he was able to use the public financing program.Dec05
From President Obama's speech on economic inequality yesterday: "And finally, rising inequality and declining mobility are bad for our democracy. Ordinary folks can’t write massive campaign checks or hire high-priced lobbyists and lawyers to secure policies that tilt the playing field in their favor at everyone else’s expense.Dec04
The Center for Public Integrity has a fascinating new report out today on financial disclosures of state supreme court judges--or the lack of financial disclosures of state supreme court judges. "Despite the poor disclosure rules, the Center’s investigation found 35 examples of questionable gifts, investments overlapping with caseloads as well as other entanglements."Dec02
With Moreland Commission recommendations expected, it's going to be a busy week in New York. City and State: "The Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption’s commissioners will vote this morning whether to approve the final draft of its preliminary report before releasing its recommendations to Gov.Nov27
This will be the last clips report of the week. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, and we'll see you on Monday!
Mark your calendar for this December 6 panel from the Center for Responsive Politics: "Politically Active Nonprofits: What We've Learned about Dark Money"