Thursday, May 01, 2014
By Alex Goldman
Just over two years ago, the Internet (that's big 'I' Internet) launched a coordinated campaign against Congressman Lamar Smith's Stop Online Piracy Act. The bill, it was feared, would kill the open, free Internet as we know it and stifle innovative new technologies and businesses by forcing ISPs to block domains that hosted potentially copyright infringing material. On January 18th, 2012, Wikipedia, Google, Mozilla, Craigslist, and thousands more, blacked out their homepages in protest of SOPA, a move that eventually spurred lawmakers to abandon the change. According to the Wall St. Journal, these heavyweights are considering a reunion tour.
Friday, November 01, 2013
By Tracie Hunte : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
We won't know until Tuesday night who the next mayor will be, but one thing we know for sure— he won't be a billionaire. And that has implications for who will have influence at City Hall.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Thursday, September 15, 2011
By Anna Sale
After Democrats and Republicans both scored surprise wins in special Congressional elections, the redistricting politics in New York are in flux. In Michigan, the new education lobby group founded by Michelle Rhee tops lobbying spending, but also disclosed a lot more than other groups. And in Connecticut, a Democratic legislative leader is asked to step down from a redistricting panel, because he plans to run to represent one of those Congressional districts in 2012.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The lobbying in Washington has intensified in some areas on the financial regulatory law.
Friday, January 28, 2011
By Bob Hennelly
This week, hundreds of New Jersey business leaders and politicians are traveling on a special train to Washington booked by the state's Chamber of Commerce. The trip to Washington is part of a controversial lobbying ritual that dates back to the 1930s when Roosevelt was president.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Governor Andrew Cuomo's pledge to create a system of public funding for political campaigns in New York is getting support from a coalition of good government groups.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Thanksgiving approaches, a holiday full of yearly traditions for families across the country. As Americans begin to prepare turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberries for their Thanksgiving meals, we decided to take look at how our nation's capital celebrates this holiday. It seems that Washington lobbyists have their own special traditions in November, and the food we enjoy each Thanksgiving arrives infused with political influence.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Gov. David Paterson says trying to get state lawmakers to tax sugary beverages instead of clothing is like "running into a brick wall" and "demonstrates the need for greater campaign finance [reform]."