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Accountability | Maine

Collins, Husband Made Millions From Government Contracts Intended for Struggling Businesses

By Chai Karve on October 19, 2020.

According to new documents obtained by American Ledger, GOP Senator Susan Collins’ husband Thomas Daffron served as an executive at a multi-million dollar lobbying and consulting company that pitched itself as a small, economically disadvantaged business in order to obtain work government contracts. This new reporting falls in line with previous reports of Collins’ attempts to leverage her power as a Senator to boost her net worth via her husband's business. 

Accountability | Arizona

Kate Brophy McGee Touts Endorsement from Anti-LGBTQ+ Preacher

By Chai Karve on October 19, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, Republican Arizona State Senator Kate Brophy McGee (LD-28) ran a pair of Facebook advertisements touting an endorsement from a pastor at the North Mountain Christian Assembly church, a member of the Assemblies of God, an anti-LGBTQ+ organization.

Accountability | North Carolina

Thom Tillis’ Ex-Wife Cites “Cruel and Inhuman Treatment” in Divorce Documents

By Chai Karve on October 7, 2020.

According to court filings obtained by American Ledger, North Carolina Republican Senator Thom Tillis’ ex-wife alleged “cruel and inhuman treatment” by Tillis, raising questions about the reasons surrounding the couple’s eventual divorce. In Tennessee, where the couple was married, “cruel and inhuman treatment” legally includes domestic violence, adultery, emotional or verbal abuse, and sexual assault. 

Accountability

Parson Aided Future Donor By Gutting Voter-Approved Initiative As A State Senator

By Chai Karve on September 15, 2020.

During his time as a state legislator, Republican Governor Mike Parson worked to gut puppy mill regulations, nullifying a ballot initiative passed by Missouri voters to benefit an out-of-state oil executive that later became a major donor to Parson’s campaign. Now, after Missourians voted to pass Medicaid expansion in August 2020, Parson’s willingness to gut voter-approved initiatives is coming under new scrutiny as the Governor of Missouri in 2021 will be tasked with expanding health care as mandated by the voters.

Accountability | Arizona

Arizona GOP Lawmakers and Candidate Backed Bannon’s Fraudulent We Build the Wall Organization

By Chai Karve on August 25, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, several Republican Arizona lawmakers in the state House and a prominent state Senate candidate used their political offices and platforms to support Steve Bannon’s We Build the Wall, a group now facing blistering allegations of extensive fraudulent activity.

Accountability

Trump Admin Handed Out $1.8 Billion in PPE Contracts to Unqualified, Untested Companies

By Chai Karve on August 13, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, the Trump Administration has handed out nearly two billion dollars in federal contracts to untested, unproven, unqualified, and even bizarre firms for the production of essential supplies in the midst of the lethal COVID-19 pandemic.

Several of the businesses receiving these valuable...

Accountability | Arizona

AZ GOP State Rep. Anthony Kern Killed Legislation To Protect Arizona Workers

By Chai Karve on August 12, 2020.

In April 2019, Republican State Rep Anthony Kern (LD-20) used his power as chair of the Arizona House Rules Committee to kill legislation protecting workers who reported unsafe working conditions, laying the groundwork for dire conditions for Arizona workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

A year later, as coronavirus cases spread...

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