Is this super PAC subverting disclosure rules?

By Michael Beckel

Georgia's GOP Senate primary has attracted big money from a super PAC funded by two nonprofit groups tied to an Ohio lobbyist.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Columbus":

"… d as the president of the Government Integrity Fund. Norris, the owner of Columbus-based Cap Square Solutions, represents clients including the Ohio Ready Mi …"

ICIJ guide to voter restrictions around the world

By Sasha Chavkin and Hamish Boland-Rudder

In light of the recent voter ID ruling in Wisconsin, ICIJ set out to learn more about voting restrictions outside of the U.S.

Chemical industry among big spenders on lobbying this quarter

By Dave Levinthal

New numbers indicate it's still good to be a lobbyist in America.

United Nations report: 'Children on the Run' from violent homelands

By Susan Ferriss

Numbers of Central American and Mexico minors who say they're fleeing violence are surging.

Nonprofits spend money on campaigns despite benefactors' warnings

By Julie Patel

Despite warning, four nonprofits spent money on 2012 elections.

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. House":

"… osing Berkley and most of the rest of its political dollars on competitive U.S. House races. Officials from the nonprofit did not return calls or emails reques …"

Not 'essential': Shutdown would hit FEC hard

By Dave Levinthal

All employees of election agency would be furloughed — save for commissioners themselves.

Conference addresses alternatives to racial profiling, harsh school discipline

By Susan Ferriss

The Advancement Project, a civil rights initiative, holds conference in D.C. to address educators' frustrations as well as student concerns.

Excerpts from this story referencing "University of California":

"… r harshly, too; the problem is not confined to white educators or police. University of California, Los Angeles, psychologist Phillip Attiba Goff, who advises police departm …"

GOP leadership PACs boost American Future Fund

By Michael Beckel

Republican senators steered donations to a nonprofit group touting their GOP colleague in May.

'Tea party' nonprofits rarely endorsed political candidates

By Michael Beckel

'Tea party'-branded nonprofits at heart of IRS scandal rarely endorsed political candidates.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Inspector General":

"… al political cases, according to a report released Tuesday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The rules for who can fund social welfare nonprof …"

New federal scrutiny in wake of Center and NPR grain bin 'drownings' report

By Howard Berkes

The Justice Department might again consider criminal charges in case reported by Center and NPR.

Report reveals dramatic decline in youth incarceration

By Susan Ferriss

U.S. still tops, but rates have declined

American Future Fund's $29 million political advertising spree

By Michael Beckel

A conservative nonprofit called the American Future Fund amped up its ad spending in 2012.

After big U.S. Supreme Court win, Montana nonprofit suffers string of losses

By Paul Abowd

Democrat Steve Bullock's gubernatorial win a low point for litigious conservative group.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Internal Revenue Service":

"… ith candidate campaigns alongside indications that ATP may have misled the Internal Revenue Service.The group, founded in 2008 to lob mailers into Montana and Colorado legisl …"

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Nonprofit profile: American Future Fund

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the nonprofit group, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sarah Palin":

"… e Money Back.” The site focused on bits of his standup comedy discussing Sarah Palin in a lewd way, and it urged the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action …"

"… y Back” showed bits of comedian Bill Maher’s comedy routines featuring Sarah Palin and urged viewers to sign their petition denouncing Maher and demanding Pr …"

Nonprofit profile: U.S. Chamber of Commerce

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wall Street Journal":

"… ely $50 million to nearly five times that amount, Business Insider and the Wall Street Journal have reported. Lobbying expenditures have also risen from $17 million in 1 …"

"… ue doesn’t see the problem.“Are we more powerful?” he asked the Wall Street Journal in 2001. “Damn right we are.”Advertisements:"Tell Sherrod Brown to Sto …"

State Integrity Investigation turning heads

By Bill Buzenberg

Collaborative State Integrity Investigation cited by more than 100 media organizations in first two days

Data: Huge jump in Florida's homeless school-age kids

By Susan Ferriss

Great Recession takes toll on Florida students, with homelessness spiking

A handy global guide to NGO experts

By David E. Kaplan

Here’s a handy tool we just came across: a media guide to civil society experts around the world. You can search by topic, region, country,

A global lack of transparency

By M.B. Pell

Investigation into climate change lobbying groups yields little transparency

State ethics update — June 19

By Caitlin Ginley

Here’s our biweekly round-up of recent developments regarding ethics policies in the states. PaperTrail is digging through the news for the

State ethics rules — April 27 edition

By Caitlin Ginley

As previously promised, PaperTrail provides you with another round-up of recent action on state ethics policies, including a new bill in Ten

Disclosure filings by lobbyists still incomplete

By Matthew Lewis

After a rash of congressional ethics scandals, Congress toughened up lobbying disclosure rules by passing the Honest Leadership and Open Gov

Zero enforcement

By Caitlin Ginley

In a crucial election year rife with controversies and record spending, the Federal Election Commission, missing four of its six members, la

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… n a crucial election year rife with controversies and record spending, the Federal Election Commission, missing four of its six members, lacks the quorum necessary to take any a …"

Three Big Donors Bankrolled Americans For Limited Government In 2005

By Bill Hogan

Three Big Donors Bankrolled Americans For Limited Government In 2005

Frequently asked questions

By Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis answers questions about the Center's recent project and the more general issue of ethics in state legislatures today.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Council of State Governments":

"… Robert Stern Telephone: (310) 470-6590 Web site: www.cgs.orgCouncil of State Governments Executive director: Dan Sprague Telephone: (859) 244-8000 W …"

Maine

By The Center for Public Integrity

A snapshot of ethics practices in Maine

Missouri

By The Center for Public Integrity

A snapshot of ethics practices in Missouri

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa":

"… ent, between 1997 and 2000. Those states include Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon and West Virginia. Two sta …"

Nebraska

By The Center for Public Integrity

A snapshot of ethics practices in Nebraska

Oklahoma

By The Center for Public Integrity

A snapshot of ethics practices in Oklahoma

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa":

"… ent, between 1997 and 2000. Those states include Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon and West Virginia. Two sta …"

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