Posts Tagged ‘campaign finance’

Apr
2016
27

Coalition of AFL-CIO, Building Trades Locals Sue Michigan Over Anti-Union Campaign Finance Law

Coalition of AFL-CIO, Building Trades Locals Sue Michigan Over Anti-Union Campaign Finance Law
  A group of Michigan unions have filed a lawsuit against a law that allows corporations, but not unions, to use payroll deductions for contributions to political action committees.  The sweeping election law also banned elected officials in local governments from talking about ballot proposals or millage issues in the 60 days before an…
Oct
2015
27

Six Walker Associates Guilty in John Doe Cases, So GOP Guts Power of John Doe With New Bill

Six Walker Associates Guilty in John Doe Cases, So GOP Guts Power of John Doe With New Bill
  On Friday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a Republican-backed bill which eliminates many of the tools prosecutors use to investigate political corruption under the state’s John Doe law.  The vote fell on party lines, passing 61-to-36 in the Assembly and 18-to-14 in the Senate.  Prosecutors will no longer be allowed to use the…
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Jan
2014
10

REPORT: Louisiana Regulators Taking Two-Thirds of Campaign Cash from Industries They Regulate

REPORT: Louisiana Regulators Taking Two-Thirds of Campaign Cash from Industries They Regulate
  An investigation into public campaign finance records by the New Orleans Times-Picayune found that Louisiana utility regulators have been receiving two-thirds of their campaign cash from the industries they are elected to regulate.  Louisiana is one of only 11 states that allow voters to elect officials to the state Public Service…
Oct
2013
30

JUDGE LOOTY: Special Interest Spending on Judicial Campaigns Up 42% from ’08 to ’12

“It’s the biggest threat to democracy that nobody’s heard of.” ~ Bert Brandenburg, Executive Director of Justice at StakeM   A recently published report, “The New Politics of Judicial Elections,” shows that since 2010’s Citizens United vs. FEC decision an unprecedented amount of money has been spent on judicial campaigns,…