Josh Israel

Project Coordinator  The Center for Public Integrity

Josh Israel joined the Center in 2006. Previously, he spent four years working as director of research on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist/historian Nick Kotz’s acclaimed book Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws that Changed America, and six months as an aide to a Virginia state legislator. Israel is a 1999 magna cum laude graduate of Brandeis University and was a 2004 Political Leadership Program Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.

Arizona Supreme Court allows takings initiative to stay on November ballot

Missouri, Colorado, and Oklahoma

State Supreme Court strips ‘takings’ portions of Question 2

Next stop: State Supreme Court

How the “Yes” and “No” forces made their cases on Oregon’s Measure 37

In Missouri, an expensive proposition that didn’t make it to the finish line

Washington State group strikes first with “No on 933” television ad

Editor of nonprofit newspaper scores a scoop — an interview with the interview-averse political financier

Opponents say Proposition 90 could be ‘devastating’

How the Proposition 90 forces landed their biggest donor

It’s over “regulatory takings,” and the political gunslinger is a wealthy real estate investor in New York City

Both sides in ballot-initiative fight file appeal briefs

Rich-backed organizations bankroll 98% of pro-Proposition 2 effort

Two "No on 90" television spots to run until Election Day

Could your home really become a castle?

Seattle-based group launches second “No on 933” TV spot

Spots acknowledge funders to be “out of state contributors”

Spots focus exclusively on eminent-domain provisions of proposal

“No on Proposition 2” Forces Unveil Television Ads

Michael Martin Murphey backs Initiative 933 in ads

Up to now, the man who’s said to be bankrolling this year’s ‘takings’ initiatives hasn’t exactly been a big political spender

New radio spots back Washington ballot initiative, highlight ballot printing error

Montana Supreme Court unanimously upholds district judge’s order

Current and former Idaho governors urge Idahoans to vote “no” on Proposition 2

“I’m here because some bureaucrats want to take away this house…”

Secretary of State’s office investigating whether interlocking organizations have been operating illegally

Spots say Proposition 90 would be “a taxpayer trap”

The story of how an obscure tax-exempt organization sprang to life in 2006

Two of Howard Rich’s tax-exempt organizations may be operating illegally in Wisconsin

How did the organizations that make up Howard Rich’s money machine suddenly grow deep pockets this year?