Government Contractors Will Fight for Right to Secretly Use Tax Dollars to Campaign for More Tax Dollars

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 12:24 pm

A government contractor’s entire business model is based on trying to convince the politicians in power to give it large sums of taxpayer money. It should be evident to everyone that the potential for corruption is as enormous as the possible profits. Contractors clearly have a massive incentive to take some of the taxpayer money [...]

Calling Accounting to Account: The Abortion Funding Debate and the Chamber of Commerce’s Foreign Money

By: Tuesday October 12, 2010 2:05 pm

The Chamber of Commerce gets money from foreign citizens and foreign corporations for their general fund. From their general fund, the Chamber of Commerce spends millions on ads to influence our democracy–this we know thanks to Think Progress. The Chamber of Commerce claims that they have a system in place to prevent foreign money from [...]

From Cannabis to Climate Change, CA Voters Face 10 Crucial Initiatives in November

By: Monday June 28, 2010 8:04 pm

The California Secretary of State has officially declared the 10 ballot measures the people of California will decide on this November. California has a history of passing consequential legislation through ballot initiatives, and this year will be no different.

CA Voters Nix Baby Step on Public Financing, Pass Game-Changing Primary System

By: Wednesday June 9, 2010 11:23 am

California voters made one good decision and two troubling ones in June 8′s election. They turned down a power grab by power giant PG&E, but also nixed a limited step toward public financing of elections. They also approved an unusual new top-two primary system, whose unexpected results will show up in general elections to come.

Prop. 15: Will California Vote to Curb the Political Power of Corporations?

By: Tuesday June 8, 2010 10:56 am

Today is Election Day in 11 states–don’t forget to vote! In California, voters can take a small step toward public financing of elections by supporting Prop 15.

California Heading To Major, Bizarre Election Law Change

By: Friday May 21, 2010 8:55 pm

The Prop. 14 measure in California would end primaries as we know them, with support from business and insurance interests. Voters decide June 8.

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