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Shumlination

Might seem like an oxymoron, but a radio guy has created the second-best visual representation of Governor Shumlin’s fundraising power. (VPR’s Taylor Dobbs by name.) It’s a simple bar graph: Shumlin’s money totals are indicated by two impressively erect columns reaching for the sky; Scott Milne’s are two thin smears on the bottom line. 889 more words

2014 Election

Mayday PAC

Mayday PAC raises money to back campaign finance reform minded candidates. Here is what they say about their plans:

We launched two crowdfunded campaigns. We met our first $1M goal in only 13 days. 174 more words

2014

News and Views (NAV) for 07/12/2014:

“Did you know that labor unions will have thirty times more say than you this fall?

The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed a campaign finance bill to supposedly level the playing field and limit outside groups from influencing elections … except for one thing: 61 more words

Massachusetts House Of Representatives

Robert Jackson Rips Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, Cheers on Zephyr Teachout

Former Manhattan Councilman Robert Jackson—a challenger to State Senator Adriano Espaillat—blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio last night on education issues, while rooting for Mr. 304 more words

Bill De Blasio

Voting in San Francisco

Most of us skipped the June 3rd primary this year.  About 30% of San Francisco voters turned out and we got a bad election.  Again. 566 more words

Dysfunctional Government

The DISCLOSE Act of 2014: What You Need to Know

Senate Democrats earlier this month reintroduced the DISCLOSE Act of 2014, a bill they say will crack down on what’s known as “dark money” by requiring organizations that spend money to influence elections to disclose their spending, as well as their major sources of funding in a timely manner. 476 more words