Tyler Creighton

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Fallone: Foxconn deal tips scales of justice in Wisconsin

CLOSE<p>Taiwanese technology manufacturer Foxconn will locate its new sprawling manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. (Oct. 4)<p>Buy Photo<p>Our …

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It’s not just Donald Trump feuding with the courts. States are doing it, too.

As President Trump escalates his confrontation with the judiciary branch in tweets and speeches, lawmakers in some half a dozen states are testing their state courts' independence with actual legislation.<p>Bills have been proposed in Florida, Washington state and Idaho to allow those legislatures to …

A ‘power grab’? There’s some serious political drama in North Carolina right now.

<i>This post has been updated with the latest news.</i><p>Democrats won the fight for North Carolina’s governor’s mansion this fall — but they’re now in a knockdown, drag-out brawl with the Republican-controlled legislature about who actually gets to pull the levers of power.<p>In the waning hours of their hold …

Packing N.C.’s high court for political advantage would abuse the legislative process

Were this not the General Assembly that brought us racially gerrymandered congressional and legislative districts, HB2, a now unconstitutional …

Political groups are pouring millions into state Supreme Court races

SEATTLE — Wealthy powerbrokers. Special interest groups. Millions of dollars pouring in to elect conservatives or liberals.<p>It sounds like a typical …

Trump secrecy moves threaten his 'drain the swamp' pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of a bipartisan good-government group, Zach Wamp, headed to the White House last week to ask whether President Donald Trump's "drain the swamp" slogan would ever be more than a throwaway campaign slogan. One of the president's closest aides, Steve Bannon, assured him …

Citizens vs. Citizens United

POLITICIANS FROM both political parties complain about the ever-increasing amount of time they have to spend raising money. Constituents wonder whose interests — theirs or those of major donors — are served by elected officials. But for all the talk about money in politics, there is no movement on …

How Democrats lost the high ground on money in politics

Years of cultivating Wall Street and wealthy political donors left Democrats exposed to Trump's anti-establishment message.<p>The Democratic Party made itself vulnerable to Donald Trump’s insurgency by cultivating Wall Street, wealthy political donors, and other financial elites despised by the …

McGinty, Toomey should respond to survey

Pennsylvania once again has the unflattering distinction of being home to one of the most expensive, special interest-funded elections of the year.<p>In …

Lehigh Valley

Show us the money — or at least show us the source

With all the rhetoric on the campaign trail today, there is one place where Republicans and Democrats can both agree — transparency is a good thing. …

Campaign Finance

The Future Of Campaign Finance Reform Is At The State And Local Level

Portland, Oregon, passed post-election reform legislation that points the way forward.<p>WASHINGTON ― Amanda Fritz is the only person on the five-member Portland City Council who was elected using the Oregon city’s old public financing system.<p>The program that helped her get elected in 2008, which …

Public election financing is working on the local level. What does that mean nationally?

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S.D. lawmakers move to gut ethics initiative

WASHINGTON — South Dakota lawmakers are moving swiftly to dismantle a set of ethics changes approved by voters last year, in what has become a heated battle between national forces over the role of money in politics.<p>The South Dakota House voted 54-13 this week to approve emergency rules to toss out …