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.

Virginia's move toward ethics reform leaves many unimpressed

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Cuomo calls for ethics reform in New York

By Nicholas Kusnetz

McAuliffe takes step toward reform in Virginia

By Nicholas Kusnetz

A year after Newtown, searching for answers in the nation’s schools

By Nicholas Kusnetz

State pro-business organizations are publicly funded, but privately controlled

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Who funds the shadowy nonprofit behind Arizona’s economic development initiatives?

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Feeling political heat, some 'navigators' are declining funds to help with health care rollout

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Obamacare's hidden battle: insurance agents push state regulation of guides to new marketplaces

By Nicholas Kusnetz

State legislators' ties to nonprofit groups prove fertile ground for corruption

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Time runs out on ethics reform in South Carolina

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Texas passes ethics bill, but many proposed reforms are left on the cutting room floor

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Controversy ensnaring governor raises new questions about Virginia laws

By Nicholas Kusnetz

IMPACT: Georgia governor signs bills limiting gifts from lobbyists

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Florida enacts ethics and campaign finance package

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Corruption case further sullies Albany's reputation

By Nicholas Kusnetz

'State Integrity Investigation' has blockbuster first year

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Conflicts of interest run rampant in state legislatures

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Florida Senate passes sweeping ethics reform package

By Nicholas Kusnetz and Nicholas Kusnetz

Georgia House approves ethics reform package

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Emails show Florida GOP may have defied constitutional amendment

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Georgia speaker wants new ethics rules - with a twist

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Package of bills seeks ethics reform in North Dakota

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Lawmakers in Southeast call for ethics reform

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Revolving door swings freely in America's statehouses

By Nicholas Kusnetz

IMPACT: Rhode Island to publish more state records online

By Nicholas Kusnetz

IMPACT: Florida Senate votes for stronger ethics rules

By Nicholas Kusnetz

How nonprofits may be evading state campaign finance laws

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Baby steps toward ethics reform in South Carolina

By Nicholas Kusnetz

New York's "ghost committees" keep defunct campaign cash active

By Nicholas Kusnetz

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