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Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Shareholders and Activists Protest Duke Energy's Political Spending, Environmental Record

Political spending, including more than $1.1 million spent in support of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has become a focal point in the debate over how to pay for cleaning up the Dan River coal ash spill and better protect the public against future spills

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Reformers Urge Democratic Governors to Withdraw Challenge to Connecticut's Campaign Finance Law

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, head of the DGA, the organizations asserted that a lawsuit filed by the DGA last week puts the governors in league with efforts “by the conservative majority on the Supreme Court to eviscerate campaign finance laws


Common Cause Mourns Passing of National Board Member Butler Derrick

Despite Filibuster Reform, U.S. Senate Remains Jammed with Record Number of Stalled Executive Branch Nominees, Report Shows

Six months after adopting filibuster reforms intended to break its chronic partisan gridlock, the U.S. Senate remains largely dysfunctional, with a record number of President Obama’s executive branch nominees stuck on its calendar

Voting & Elections 12.5.2013

Common Cause Commends Rand Paul Statement on Voter ID, Urges Him to Support Voting Rights Amendment Act

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has opened an important door for himself and his fellow Republicans by calling on the party to end its national campaign for tougher voter identification laws, Common Cause said today

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Constitutional Amendment Hearing is an Important Step Forward

Constitutional Amendment Hearing is an Important Step Forward