Liz Essley Whyte

Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Liz Essley Whyte is a reporter for the Consider the Source state politics team. Before joining the Center in 2014 as an American University fellow, she was the managing editor of a quarterly magazine focused on philanthropy, and prior to that, she covered local government and transportation for The Washington Examiner. Her scoops on insider deals at the local airports authority earned her top awards from the D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Virginia Press Association, as well as spurred the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to demand reform at the authority. She graduated summa cum laude from Hillsdale College, where she led her college newspaper to multiple awards. She earned a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University.

Scores of state lawmakers took trips subsidized by controversial Turkish opposition movement

By Liz Essley Whyte

Drugmakers push profitable, but unproven, opioid solution

Drugmakers set to gain as taxpayers foot new opioid costs

By Liz Essley Whyte and Matthew Perrone

Left counters election losses with ballot measure victories

By Liz Essley Whyte

National groups spar over South Dakota ballot measure

By Liz Essley Whyte

Politics of pain: Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis

By Liz Essley Whyte, Geoff Mulvihill and Ben Wieder

Drugmakers fought domino effect of Washington opioid limits

By Geoff Mulvihill and Liz Essley Whyte

High profits fertilize five new marijuana ballot measures

By Liz Essley Whyte

Amid federal gridlock, lobbying rises in the states

By Liz Essley Whyte and Ben Wieder

Groups decrying 'dark money' use shadowy money themselves

By Liz Essley Whyte

National liberal groups to push 'record' number of 2016 ballot measures

By Liz Essley Whyte

Ohioans reject marijuana legalization measure

By Liz Essley Whyte

How TV ads are shaping Tuesday's election

By Liz Essley Whyte

Lincoln Bedroom mystery solved

By Liz Essley Whyte

Clinton White House sleepover guests still writing checks

By Liz Essley Whyte

Ad blitz tries to persuade Ohio voters to legalize marijuana

By Liz Essley Whyte

Redistricting, Obamacare, taxes hang in balance with 2015 state elections

By Ashley Balcerzak and Liz Essley Whyte

Outside groups playing bigger role in 2015 state elections

By Liz Essley Whyte and Ashley Balcerzak

Corporations playing politics with ballot measures

By Liz Essley Whyte

Ohioans to vote on marijuana legalization in November

By Liz Essley Whyte

Drunk on power: Booze distributors ply statehouses to keep profits flowing

By Liz Essley Whyte

Ohio legislature strikes back against pot legalization effort

By Liz Essley Whyte

Political profiteers push Ohio's pot vote

By Liz Essley Whyte

States consider requiring shareholder approval for political gifts

By Liz Essley Whyte

Big business crushed ballot measures in 2014

By Liz Essley Whyte

'I Can't Breathe' now a federal super PAC

By Liz Essley Whyte

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