Nicholas Kusnetz

Project Manager and Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Nicholas Kusnetz writes about accountability and corruption in state government and runs the Center's State Integrity Investigation, which was a 2013 finalist for Harvard's Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. His stories have examined state lawmakers who moonlight as lobbyists, the influence of oil companies in North Dakota and the nationwide debate over arming school staff. Several pieces detailed how corporate interests have sought to influence national policy through the states, including a shadowy push by insurance agents and brokers to pass state laws that restricted federal health care reform. Before joining the Center, Kusnetz was a Reporting Fellow at ProPublica, where he covered fracking. He's written about energy, the environment and politics for Bloomberg Businessweek, The Nation, High Country News and other publications. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

State Integrity Investigation spurs proposals for reform

By Nicholas Kusnetz

NY Gov. Cuomo proposes changes to ethics, campaign finance laws

By Nicholas Kusnetz

How to use our State Integrity interactive to find solutions, ‘best practices’

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Ethics reform placed on November ballot in South Dakota

By Nicholas Kusnetz

State Integrity Investigation brings calls for reform as legislative sessions approach

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Former New York Senate leader and son convicted on corruption charges

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver convicted on corruption charges

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Only three states score higher than D+ in State Integrity Investigation; 11 flunk

By Nicholas Kusnetz

States flunk at integrity

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Keeping government honest

By Nicholas Kusnetz

How we investigated State Integrity

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Democracy inaction: old equipment and partisan battles threaten election integrity, in Ohio and nationwide

By Nicholas Kusnetz

A boatload of elections research

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Arrest of Senate President latest New York indignity

By Nicholas Kusnetz and Ben Wieder

How did New Jersey rank tops in integrity?

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Virginia's new ethics legislation would close some loopholes, skip others

By Nicholas Kusnetz

New York lawmakers pass ethics legislation, but critics say the measure falls short

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Governor's resignation highlights issues raised by Center probe

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Obama administration to open Atlantic coast to drilling, handing victory to governors group

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Complaint against New York Speaker highlights issues raised by Center project

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Governors and oil industry work hand in hand in offshore drilling group

By Nicholas Kusnetz

McAuliffe names panel to reform Virginia’s ethics laws

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Energy influence in North Dakota is expanding — so what?

By Nicholas Kusnetz and Jared Bennett

How oil and gas firms gained influence and transformed North Dakota

By Nicholas Kusnetz

For problem gamblers, a powerful online rush 'like any drug addict feels'

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Casinos and offshore companies battle for billions in online gambling push

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Feds strike back at state laws regulating Obamacare 'navigators'

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Virginia's move toward ethics reform leaves many unimpressed

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Cuomo calls for ethics reform in New York

By Nicholas Kusnetz

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