Transparency USA | 06/10/2021

In odd-numbered years, voters in Virginia write checks to their favorite candidates, hoping to power their campaigns to victory on Election Day. The 2021 election cycle has been no different, with over $146.8 million in contributions already reported by candidates and committees across the state just ahead of this week’s primary elections. With only a …

Transparency USA | 06/08/2021

On June 5, voters in Fort Worth elected Mattie Parker, former chief of staff to Mayor Betsy Price, to replace outgoing Price as the city’s top elected official. In a runoff election that saw over 88,000 voters cast ballots, Parker took 54 percent of the votes to win this expensive and closely-watched contest against Deborah …

Transparency USA | 05/20/2021

This article is Part 4 of a four-part series demonstrating how the money in a lobby sector can impact state politics and legislation. Read the first three articles here, here, and here. When it comes to the money in Texas politics, individual donors typically snag all the flashy headlines. Deep pockets writing big checks is …

Transparency USA | 05/20/2021

In the 2022 election cycle, donors have already begun kicking in campaign cash to their preferred Wisconsin candidates and causes, with one Madison doctor leading the pack among the state’s top donors. Dr. Elise Lawson is currently the top donor in Wisconsin politics. According to her profile on the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine …

Transparency USA | 05/19/2021

A bill is making its way through the 134th Ohio General Assembly this year that would have major implications on campaign finance law. House Bill 13 seeks to regulate the disclosure of private money donated to 501c4 organizations — often referred to as “dark money” groups. A Delicate Balance: Transparency vs. Privacy The disparaging moniker …