Two candidates for executive offices in Virginia are raking in more campaign money from donors outside the commonwealth than from within.Read More →
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — Free travel, sports tickets and thousands of dollars campaign contributions helped secure multi-million dollar state contracts for vendors named in the case against former Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission officials.
And while two former vendors will be standing trial alongside former turnpike employees and an elected official, the pay-to-play scandal has [...]
HARRISBURG – As one state Supreme Court justice prepares to face a jury on corruption charges, lawmakers are looking for a way to end judicial elections.
Legislators want to scrap Pennsylvania’s practice of electing judges to the state’s highest courts because they say the system opens the door to corruption and conflicts of interest stemming from the millions of dollars in campaign contributions for those elections.Read More →
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is poised to land a new Pennsylvania Lottery partner in Camelot Global Services, and one state lawmaker wants to make sure that the state’s gambling concession isn’t sullied by the stink of money.Read More →
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog
CHICAGO – Illinois cannot stop outside political spending, but reformers in the state are hoping they can at least force some honesty in time for the next election.
Illinois’ Campaign Finance Reform Task Force heard from an alphabet soup of reform groups Thursday as the state prepares a between-election report on [...]