Posts Tagged ‘Donations’

Mar
2015
2

AFL-CIO to Halt Voluntary Political Contributions Until Trans-Pacific Partnership Fast-Track Vote Passes

AFL-CIO to Halt Voluntary Political Contributions Until Trans-Pacific Partnership Fast-Track Vote Passes
  The AFL-CIO has decided to halt all voluntary political contributions until after a vote on fast-tracking the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  While the umbrella labor organization did not put this in writing, it seems it was discussed and agreed upon at a meeting in Atlanta.  The move puts the AFL-CIO in line with several [&hellip...
Sep
2014
26

Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money!

Mo' (Dark) Money, Mo' (Dark) Money, Mo' (Dark) Money!
  A coding error is to blame for the release of sensitive documents on the website of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) which disclose corporate donors and the amount of they donated.  The documents shed light on the secretive world of political “non-partisan” charities and the benefits that come with donating in secret.  The...
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May
2014
2

Proposal to Reverse Citizens United, McCutcheon Introduced by Top Dems in Senate Hearing

Proposal to Reverse Citizens United, McCutcheon Introduced by Top Dems in Senate Hearing
  During a Senate Rules Committee hearing New York Senator Charles Schumer said that the Senate will vote on a constitutional amendment to effectively reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United and FEC v. McCutcheon decisions.  The hearing fell victim to predictable partisan divide with no compromise in sight, but Schumer spoke out in...
Apr
2014
4

RI Democrat Receives Major Donations from Assoc. Builders & Contractors, Introduces Anti-Wage Bill

RI Democrat Receives Major Donations from Assoc. Builders & Contractors, Introduces Anti-Wage Bill
  The Rhode Island House Labor Committee heard two bills this week that endorse wildly different strategies for how the state can promote apprenticeship programs.  The committee heard arguments for and against HB 7623 and HB 7697, the former of which aims to ensure that the state has a ready supply of skilled construction workers [&hellip...
Jan
2014
13

WI Rep Rewrites Law to Cap Child Support Payments for One of His Wealthy Donors

WI Rep Rewrites Law to Cap Child Support Payments for One of His Wealthy Donors
  These days, the connection between elected official and citizen at large is weak at best. “They” don’t relate to “us,” and there certainly isn’t robust dialogue or an exchange of ideas that leads to legislative change. Unless, of course, you’re a wealthy donor. A lack of campaign finance regulation...
Oct
2013
7

Second Coming of Citizens United, McCutcheon v. FEC, Would “Create a System of Legalized Bribery”

Second Coming of Citizens United, McCutcheon v. FEC, Would
  The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in McCutcheon vs. FEC, a case that seeks to eliminate limits on campaign donations made directly to candidates.  The case has been referred to as the “new Citizens United” and could severely darken the future of money in politics by allowing a direct and unlimited fiscal line from [&hellip...
Aug
2013
7

INTERACTIVE MAP: Scott Walker Receiving Just 38% of His Donations from Wisconsinites

  A new interactive map shows an influx of out-of-state donations coming Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s way since he enacted his trademark, anti-union piece of legislation, Act 10, in February of 2011. The Capital Times reveals what many of us lamented during the Walker Recall — that the Governor’s support comes not from his home...