"… a tremendous amount of legs in its early years,” said David Mast, a lobbyist who served on its board of directors when it first launched. But its curr …"
"… en Orchard’s sole director and treasurer on its 2013 tax return with the Internal Revenue Service. When asked by the Center for Public Integrity about Green Orchard recent …"
"… he Democrats only a half-million shy of the Republican group, which counts energy companies and billionaires David Koch and Sheldon Adelson among its top do …"
"… donors, at $2 million from the Shannons and $1.5 million from Griffin. Two energy companies, Devon energy, at $900,000, and Duke energy, at $775,000, are am …"
"… RS’s Tax Exempt Organizations Divisions. Since 1981, groups such as the National Rifle Association, AARP and Planned Parenthood — sometimes referred to as “501(c)(4 …"
"… thers Charles and David Koch, Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and hedge fund manager Paul Singer, according to IRS filings. The Republican Governors Associati …"
"… when the Charles Koch Foundation considered giving millions of dollars to Florida State University’s economics department, the offer came with strings att …"
"… les Koch Foundation would at least partially control which faculty members Florida State University hired. And third, Bruce Benson, a prominent libertarian …"
"… d. And third, Bruce Benson, a prominent libertarian economic theorist and Florida State University economics department chairman, must stay on another three …"
"… ee-year term. The Charles Koch Foundation expressed a willingness to give Florida State an extra $105,000 to keep Benson — a self-described “libertarian …"
"… 7 million on political advertisements, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. That makes it the largest Democratic-aligned dark money operation in the …"
"… ax code. However, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling in 2010, they are free to spend huge amounts of money advocating fo …"
"… ly known. But a Center for Public Integrity review of Department of Labor, Federal Election Commission and Internal Revenue Service filings shows that 13 contributors have combi …"
"… ade sense that the city of Tullahoma be able to offer its local high-speed Internet service to areas beyond the city limits. After all, many of her rural constituent …"
"… uence state elections and buy research to try to stop the spread of public Internet services that often offer faster speeds at cheaper rates. The companies have succ …"
"… iduals who are concerned about wasteful duplication of existing or planned Internet service.” The group’s IRS Form 990 for 2012 shows it gave between $5,000 and …"
"… ing to attract technology companies including a large data center, but the Internet service from Charter won’t support such data-hungry businesses. The only network …"
"… ncrease penalties for canine cruelty and neglect," but was concerned about USDA regulations that would treat a “hobby breeder who raises puppies in thei …"
"… n 2010 and 2012. During those elections, the 60 Plus Association told the Federal Election Commission that it spent millions of dollars on political ads that urged viewers to s …"
"… And Patriot Majority USA, a Democratic-leaning operation led by strategist Craig Varoga, told the FEC it spent about $7.5 million on such expenditures. In an ema …"
"… spent more than $250,000 on political ads, mostly in Nebraska’s GOP U.S. Senate primary, where it endorsed Midland University President Ben Sasse, who ultimately …"
"… hich requests come in." …"
"… ical spending by nonprofits since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010. The nonprofit regulation division’s budget shrunk 6 pe …"
"… he Internal Revenue Service would take action. After all, lawyers for the Federal Election Commission argued that Crossroads GPS, co-founded by Republican operatives Karl …"
"… welfare. It wasn’t until the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010, however, that politically active nonprofits — soc …"
"… er for Investigative Reporting, in California), we named our new group the Center for Public Integrity. Although this title sounded a little odd and somewhat pretentious, we ha …"
"… private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.” The Center for Public Integrity was incorporated in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 1989, and months later …"
"… technical standpoint, is a mixed blessing in this regard. Of course, the Center for Public Integrity has also embraced online distribution, albeit in a different way than comm …"
"… making in Washington, D.C., and state capitals. We like to think that the Center for Public Integrity’s publication of thoughtful, in-depth investigative reporting—and the …"
"… while reviewing their applications for tax-exempt status. …"
"… fare groups, are not required to disclose their donors. …"
"… overall spending is double what it was in 2010, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service. Both groups are “527s,” tax-exempt organizations named for the IRS c …"
"… ned to end the consumption of meat, threaten consumer access to affordable food, eliminate hunting, outlaw rodeos and circuses and even ban animal ownersh …"
"… and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., ahead of the November 2012 election. When the Federal Election Commission asked for additional information about the donors who helped bankroll thes …"
"… Alan Suderman contributed to the reporting for this story. …"
"… e attorney general races are getting so much of its attention, not just in Nevada, but across the country. First, the joke is that “AG” stands for “a …"
"… same leadership as the Virginia group that paid for the anti-Miller ads in Nevada and the group counts the Chamber as its biggest supporter. In 2012, with …"
"… re than they’ve given to the RSLC. Stealth ads sink candidate Miller in Nevada isn’t the first candidate to get slammed by a front group backed by the …"
"… ised more than $900,000 in 2012, according to a tax filing obtained by the Center for Public Integrity. Five unnamed donors accounted for 70 percent of the Montana Growth Netwo …"
"… and a trial has been set for later this summer. In an interview with the Center for Public Integrity, Priest lambasted the state’s political practices commission as a “kan …"
"… a district judge widely viewed as the most conservative candidate, as the Center for Public Integrity previously reported. After McKinnon and attorney Ed Sheehy advanced to th …"
"… h as George Mason University in Virginia, Southern Methodist University in Texas, West Virginia University, Florida State University, Utah State University …"
"… nd (Calif.) School for the Arts and the Pasadena (Calif.) Waldorf School. Texas attorney Steve Mostyn, who with his wife, Amber, also donated more th …"
"… ted tens of thousands of dollars through his private foundation to various Texas school districts to aid children with special needs. Billionaire casino m …"
"… versity, Dartmouth College, Georgetown University, Syracuse University and Texas Tech University are due to receive Koch foundation donations. …"
"… t tax form, she provided a version that is typically only delivered to the Internal Revenue Service and includes contributor names and contribution amounts. This document na …"
"… Revenue Service. High-profile politicians from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to Mike Huckabee, the former GOP governor of Arkansas, suggested the agency should be outri …"
"… o part in it.” …"
"… rofits. Then-Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona and incumbent Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada benefited from $3.1 million in spending by the groups. Voters in the state …"
"… Adding insult to injury for the Democratic contenders, Shelley Berkley in Nevada and Richard Carmona in Arizona, it turns out one of the groups’ nonprofi …"
"… l Election Commission documents shows that the four groups involved in the Nevada and Arizona races received almost $79 million, or most of the $112 million …"
"… And they don’t have to reveal their donors. But there’s a downside. Internal Revenue Service rules are generally interpreted to mean 501(c)(4) social welfare groups mu …"