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  • Dodd-Frank Meeting Logs

    The passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act included provisions, requiring five government financial agencies to log meetings with financial companies, employees, or lobbyists on their individual websites.

    Tags: Consumer Protection Act; Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform

    By Bill Allison, Anupama Narayanswamy, Nancy Watzman, Aaron Bycoffe

    Sunlight Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

    2011

  • Dodd-Frank Meeting Logs

    The passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act included provisions requiring five government financial agencies to log meetings with financial companies, employees or lobbyists on their individual websites.

    Tags: Dodd-Frank; consumer; Congess; financial industry

    By Bill Allison; Anupama Narayanswamy; Aaron Bycoffe; Nancy Watzman

    Sunlight Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

    2011

  • Poisoning the Press

    The narrative history of the bitter quarter-century struggle between Richard Nixon and Jack Anderson exposes corruption by both men and illustrates a larger story about the price of power in politics and journalism alike.

    Tags: Richard NIxon; Jack Anderson; presidency; lobbyist; White House

    By Mark Feldstein

    Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

    2010

  • "The Transportation Lobby"

    The team at The Center for Public Integrity launch a database of transportation lobbyists and integrated that with an interactive map. Search by public/private sector, lobbying firm, or project.

    Tags: transportation; bill; lobby; lobbyiests

    By Matthew Lewis, Erik Lincoln, M.B. Pell, David Donald, Gordon Witkin, Julie Vorman, Aaron Mehta

    Center for Public Integrity (Washington, D.C.)

    2010

  • "The Transportation Lobby"

    After discovering that there are more than 1,800 transportation interest groups the team at The Center for Public Integrity "compiled a database of transportation lobbyists and integrated that with an interactive map." Search by location, public/private sector, lobbying firm, or project.

    Tags: transportation; lobbyists; interest groups; road lobby

    By Matthew Lewis, Erik Lincoln, M.B. Pell, David Donald, Gordon Witkin, Julie Vorman, Aaron Mehta

    Center for Public Integrity (Washington, D.C.)

    2010

  • Watchdog website and its web pages

    The Oklahoman/NewsOK.com started this project in 2008 with the Right to Know page, a collection of databases developed internally to go along with stories and links to relevant public information. That site became part of the Watchdog page in 2009. In 2010, the staff continued to evolve the Watchdog page with "mini-sites" of investigative topics, such as a political corruption case at the Oklahoma Legislature; the staff's FOI fight over the birth dates of public employees; and allegations of bid-rigging with a married lawmaker and lobbyist for a private company seeking a state juvenile justice contract. Other "mini-sites" under Watchdog include ongoing coverage of the state Department of Human Services and the federal stimulus package.

    Tags: continuous coverage; online; watchdog; bid-rigging; Department of Human Services; federal stimulus; FOI; Right to Know

    By Oklahoman Watchdog Staff; Oklahoman Online Editors; Joe Hight; Paul Monies

    The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK)

    2010

  • Sponsored Bills in Sacramento: How Our Laws are Really Made

    The series takes an in-depth look at how many bills in the state legislature are written by outside sponsors and their lobbyists. It examines the connection between lawmakers who introduce these bills and the campaign contributions they receive from the groups that sponsored the bills.

    Tags: bill; lobby; government; bill process; state government

    By Karen de Sa

    San Jose Mercury News West

    2010

  • State of Neglect

    The state of Texas, which is one of the nation’s wealthiest states, is faced with low rankings in social benefits. These benefits include “assistance to poor children and the malnourished, treatment of the mentally ill, care of the disabled and many other social indicators”. This series reveals special interests are being heard and are shaping laws and decisions in the state of Texas.

    Tags: lawmakers; state government; health care; state health; human services; privatizing; Evercare; hospitals; companies; businesses; lobbyists

    By Gregg Jones; Randy Lee Loftis; Doug Swanson; Ed Timms; Jennifer LaFleur; Ryan McNeill

    Dallas Morning News

    2009

  • Dollar Politics

    Health care lobbyists are trying to get their clients' interest represented, which involves millions of dollars going into Capitol Hill. This series examines the connection between money and politics and what it means for health care in the United States. Also, in this series the description that leads politicians and lobbyists to distort the lines between political support and utter corruption is explained.

    Tags: corruption; health care; industry; money; Senate; debate; legal; illegal; campaign; committee; meeting

    By Peter Overby; Andrea Seabrook; Brian Duffy

    National Public Radio

    2009

  • OC Assemblyman In Bed With Lobbyist

    When Michael Duvall, an Ex-Orange County assemblyman, described portions of his affair, he did not know it would be broadcasted for the public to hear. Duvall has been a consistent supporter for conservative issues and has long supported California families and their values. But after becoming the vice chairman of the Utilities and Commerce committee women, especially a lobbyist for the utility giant in California, began to notice him. This is how the affair started and resigning as assemblyman is how it ended.

    Tags: Michael Duvall; Heidi DeJong Barsuglia; assembly district representative; conservative; Rules Committee; Republican; politician; affair; California

    By Scott Moxley

    OC Weekly (Orange County, CA)

    2009