"… ctober 26, 2014: This story has been corrected. Editor’s note: The Center for Public Integrity is tracking political advertising in races for the U.S. Senate, …"
"… say how much it has raised, nor would it volunteer the information to the Center for Public Integrity. More has been spent on television time on that measure than any other lo …"
"… expensive than more than a hundred statewide measures, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of preliminary data from media tracking service Kantar Media/CMAG …"
"… ug testing and insurers to get new approval for rate hikes, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of state campaign finance records. Coming in third place …"
"… both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for being "too partisan." And he's suggested that Democratic Sen. …"
"… er that question by seeking on-the-record interviews with EPA officials in Washington, D.C., and Texas. Five months later, no such interviews have been granted. Inst …"
"… effective or not. …"
"… e things was the steep rise in the amount of money given to politicians in North Dakota. North Dakota is a small state. Running a political campaign is comparati …"
"… e steep rise in the amount of money given to politicians in North Dakota. North Dakota is a small state. Running a political campaign is comparatively cheaper, a …"
"… s elections and it really seemed to start changing politics in the state. North Dakota has seen similar booms in the past. In the 1970s it was coal mining and in …"
"… the Center for Public Integrity and InsideClimate News BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Heritage Center makes for a jarring sight in this Midwestern prairie c …"
"… se drab Capitol grounds. Each cube features a gallery devoted to an era of North Dakota’s history, but the state’s present is everywhere. The legislature app …"
"… the boom. Energy companies have drilled more than 8,000 wells into western North Dakota’s rugged prairie since the beginning of 2010, quadrupling the state’s …"
"… l-funded sovereign wealth fund that will approach a balance of $3 billion. North Dakota is in the uncommon position of facing a labor shortage, spurring a state-r …"
"… tect the Harvest backed a similar — and successful — ballot measure in North Dakota in 2012. Critics argue “right to farm” laws, which have been supporte …"
"… ors forty to sixty feet below remote fields in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, and Nebraska in rote preparation for improbable nuclear Armageddon. They …"
"… opulations, Col. Robert Vercher, the commander of a missile wing in Minot, North Dakota, told the Air Force's news service in February that “there is no other A …"
"… Hillary can trace its origins to the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010, which helped paved the way for political action committe …"
"… is no end in sight,” Everley said. Contributors to this report include Alex Cohen, Chris Zubak-Skees, Zahra Hirji, Sabrina Shankman and Marcus Stern. Corre …"
"… — fracking — in contrast to, say, Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale or North Dakota’s Bakken. This oddity, along with the sheer size of the play — 26 cou …"
"… 450 Minuteman III missiles deployed in four bases in Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota. The Air Force wants to modernize them over the next decade, at a cost est …"
"… n — went to Restore Our Future, the main super PAC supporting Republican Mitt Romney’s unsuccessful presidential bid. Meanwhile, $500,000 went to a group tha …"
"… e represented consumer groups. George Keiser, a state representative from North Dakota and an NCOIL member, said agents and brokers came to him with concerns abo …"
"… f other massive companies such as General Electric, ExxonMobil, Pfizer and Bank of America, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. …"
"… include non-broadcast expenditures like direct mail and print advertising. Independent expenditures refer to all expenditures used to support or oppose a candidate, includin …"
"… ndment was not the only gun control proposal NRA supporters helped defeat. Senators also voted down a ban on assault weapons (40-60), a limit on large capaci …"
"… nificant legislation has also been introduced in South Carolina, Maine and North Dakota. Where legislators have been slow to act, in some cases the executive bra …"
"… and Texas, and some people have pushed to shorten sessions in California, Michigan and Wisconsin. But some experts and lawmakers say part-time legislatures …"
"… ts, including Amway co-founder and longtime booster of conservative causes Richard DeVos; hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer; and Philip Anschutz, owner of th …"
"… re states have passed new measures. The latest actions come from Maine and North Dakota. In Maine, legislation to make it unlawful for state officials to leave th …"
"… several ethics bills expected to be debated this session. And lawmakers in North Dakota have introduced a package of ethics reform bills that would revamp the sta …"
"… said the Sunshine Act has bipartisan support. …"
"… he state’s poor showing in the State Integrity Investigation, which gave North Dakota an overall grade of F, and announced he would introduce several bills once …"
"… dy was an eye-opener," Mock told The Huffington Post in August. In March, North Dakota received an F in eight of 14 categories from the State Integrity Investiga …"
"… Public Integrity, Global Integrity and Public Radio International, placed North Dakota 43rd out of 50 states. The lack of an ethics commission and lax campaign f …"
"… for example, does impose restrictions on executive officials. Lawmakers in Michigan are prohibited from lobbying immediately if they resign before the end of …"
"… decades, effectively force more legislators into lobbying jobs. Voters in Michigan approved term limits in 1992, restricting members of the state House to th …"
"… be blunt.”Similar efforts have failed over the past few years in Idaho, Michigan, Missouri and Illinois, to name a few. Morrison of the Illinois Campaign f …"
"… election, mostly attacking incumbent Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and former North Dakota Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp.Both Democrats prevailed in their hotly co …"
"… Indiana, Majority PAC’s 14 “wins” included victories in Montana and North Dakota, states where Obama lost the popular vote to Romney.Super PACs and nonprof …"
"… caucus. They picked up another seat Wednesday when Republican Rick Berg in North Dakota conceded his loss to Democrat Heidi Heitkamp. Sen. Bernie Sa …"
"… ver of the House to the GOP. In 2010, three tea party Senate candidates in Nevada, Delaware and Colorado cost Republicans seats they were favored to win. On …"
"… t Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Kate Hansen, a Democratic Governors Association spokeswoman, said 2012 was a difficult year for Democrats, since they have …"
"… ng the general election race to date.Mourdock beat six-term incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar in the primary.Outside groups supportive of Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly g …"
"… own the highway between two semis,” she said, “and those semis are the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.”Ultimately, federal courts rejected some of th …"
"… ber 2012 filing, Right Direction disclosed a $250,000 contribution to North Dakota’s Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who assumed the job in 2010, when then …"
"… in 2010, when then-Gov. John Hoeven resigned to become a U.S. senator. In North Dakota, corporate donations to candidates are prohibited, but contributions from …"