By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Members of Virginia’s congressional delegation who favor military intervention in Syria have received more than twice the political donations from the defense sector over their careers as those against intervention, according to a Watchdog.org analysis.
The four members of Virginia’s congressional delegation who either flat-out support or lean [...]
Gaining favor isn’t cheap. Each year, Virginia companies and associations spend millions to sway state delegates and senators who represent taxpayers.Read More →
By Kirsten Adshead | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Wisconsin lawmakers are taking another run at tackling the Badger State’s drunk-driving troubles.
In 2011, there were 28,213 operating-while-intoxicated convictions in Wisconsin. Nearly 39 percent of those were repeat offenders, according to a Wisconsin Reporter investigation in August 2012.
The Assembly Judiciary Committee hosted a hearing Thursday on three bills [...]
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — In Pennsylvania’s liquor privatization debate, everyone wants a taste.
A new special interest is suddenly asking for a seat at the table after the state legislature’s actions threaten the financial fortunes of its members.Read More →
DENVER — A new Senate bill could use taxpayer money to fund lobbying against the tobacco industry, according to a Colorado lawmaker.Read More →
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