New Poll in NY: Support for Comprehensive Fair Elections Reform and Public Financing at Historic Levels
A statewide Public Campaign Action Fund survey, conducted by Lake Research Partners, shows that New Yorkers want their elected officials to pass the boldest package of campaign finance reforms, including small donations coupled with public matching funds for all state offices.
The Fair Elections for New York campaign has launched an ad campaign calling on the state legislature to pass a full package of campaign finance reforms, with public financing at its core, during the 2013 legislative session. Check it out.
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New Poll: Voters Push Back Against Big Money Politics
The American people are tired of our broken campaign finance system, believe it’s corrupting our democracy, and want elected officials to take action, according to new polling released today by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for Democracy Corps and Public Campaign Action Fund. Check it out
New Report: Abuse of Filibuster by McConnell Benefits Corporate Donors
Louisville, Ky.—A new report by money-in-politics watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund criticizes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for abusing the filibuster over the past six years while reaping campaign contributions from corporate interests that benefited from his actions.
Rep. Whitfield: "Rewarding Friends" in the Fossil Fuel Industry
Rep. Ed Whitfield took to the House floor to blast the EPA, which he says "rewards its friends and punishes its opponents," but neglected to mention the ways in which he "rewards" his own fossil fuel industry friends.
Submitted by Kurt Walters on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 17:01
Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) took to the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday to decry an Environmental Protection Agency whose conduct he says that he says “rewards its friends and punishes its opponents.”
Submitted by Kurt Walters on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 19:05
You might think fracking boosters would at least wait until new safety and disclosure rules regulating hydraulic fracturing are proposed before attacking them as causing “government waste, duplication, and delay.” You would be wrong.
The House Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), held a hearing Wednesday entitled “DOI Hydraulic Fracturing Rule: A Recipe for Government Waste, Duplication, and Delay,” criticizing regulations on hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, weeks before they will be released.
Submitted by Adam Smith on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 16:11
Three Senate Republicans who boycotted Thursday's scheduled vote on President Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had fundraisers scheduled on the same day, at least two of which were hosted by energy industry lobbyists, according to invitations obtained by the Sunlight Foundation's Political Party Time website.