While the collection and release of individual-level microdata is hotly debated across social disciplines, microdata has greatly improved outcomes and decision-making in criminal justice programs.Continue reading
Campaign intelligence: Republican primaries in the spotlight
Outside money has coalesced behind Ben Sasse in Nebraska, while the leader of a crowded GOP pack in West Virginia's 2nd Congressional district gets most of his money from out of state.Continue reading
Super PAC profile: Ending Spending aids Palin-endorsed Senate hopeful in Nebraska
A Florida-based super PAC that made more than $1 million in contributions in 2010, almost all of it underwritten by the former CEO of online brokerage TD Ameritrade, is emerging as a factor in Tuesday's Republican Senate primary in Nebraska.
In the three days before the election, the Ending Spending Action Fund has dumped almost $255,000 into the race to help Deb Fischer, a state senator who has suddenly turned an already-heated contest for the GOP Senate nomination into a three-way race. The group has not yet disclosed any donors this year, but in the 2010 campaign cycle ...Continue reading
Sunlight Weekly Roundup: lack of advanced notice of meeting “an insult to taxpayers”
Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska, a free-market advocacy group, has filed a complaint with the state attorney general against the Lincoln-Lancaster County... 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 Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Washington.
Every week I climb into the depths of the local political blogosphere to find the Sunlight. I use this series to highlight local blogs that do a great job of convering local, state, and Congressional political news. This week I have highlights from Arizona, Indiana, Maine, Nebraska, and South Dakota.