The politicians may love to hate Washington but guess where most of the money being spent on their behalf is going.Continue reading
Outside groups dump nearly $11M into four primary states
Almost all of the money has been spent in Republican primary elections, reflecting the party's continuing, costly rift.Continue reading
Union-backed PAC spends $200,000 in Idaho for GOP’s Mike Simpson
In a heated Idaho primary, an embattled Republican incumbent is getting support from an unexpected quarter: Big labor.Continue reading
NRA enters ID-02 race on the heels of Simpson’s gun bill
The nation's premier gun rights group has entered the heated Republican primary in Idaho's 2nd District. The $30,000 buy supporting incumbent Mike Simpson follows a new bill introduced by the incumbent clarifying standards for importing firearms.Continue reading
States Lead on E-Filing, Will the Senate Catch Up?
It seems our Senators have a thing or two learn from their home states when it comes to campaign finance reporting: 31 states currently require mandatory electronic reporting ("e-filing") of their elected representative's campaign finance records -- a leap above our Senate, which has failed to pass no-brainer e-filing legislation for over a decade. Sunlight conducted a review of the current state of similar filings in the states (see chart below), and the results are pretty surprising -- in a great way. State governments across the country -- 92% of them, in fact -- require at least optional, if not mandatory electronic filing for both houses of their bicameral legislatures.Continue reading
Sunlight Weekly Roundup: Super Pacs on Super Tuesday
With Super Tuesday quickly approaching, we decided to take a look at what local bloggers in Super Tuesday states are... View ArticleContinue reading
Every week I climb into the depths of the local political blogosphere to find the Sunlight. I use this series... View ArticleContinue reading
This week I have highlights from California, Hawaii, Delaware, Idaho, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico.Continue reading
This week I have highlights from Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Washington.
I have been keeping track of local blogs that do a great job of informing people about what is happening in Congress, state level, and local level politics. These blogs provide valuable information which I highlight each week to bring you news of transparency from around the country. Here is this week’s update on Sunlight in the states.Continue reading