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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.

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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...

Accountability | Michigan

GOP Millionaire John James Says Washington Doesn’t Need More Millionaire Politicians

By Chai Karve on August 5, 2020.

Michigan GOP Senate candidate John James has frequently spouted the campaign tagline “we don’t need more millionaires in Washington.” But according to a review by American Ledger, James is a millionaire who inherited his wealth from his father’s company and trust fund, suggesting the talking point he frequently uses on the campaign trail is far from genuine. 

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Trump Gives Billionaire Buddies a Boost With COVID-19 Small Business Loans

By Chai Karve on August 4, 2020.

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to the deaths of over 150,000 Americans and a historic recession that has left millions unemployed, President Donald Trump has continued funneling money to himself and several of his ultra-wealthy associates in an attempt to quietly grow their fortunes while most of America suffers. 

Accountability | New Hampshire

Sununu Nominees Have Deep Ties To Anti-Environmental Interests

By Chai Karve on July 16, 2020.

For years, Republican Governor Chris Sununu attempted to stack various New Hampshire environmental oversight authorities with a slew of anti-environmental appointees in favor of the Northern Pass power line, a controversial construction project that was bankrolled by one of his largest donors.

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